Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan launched a statewide homemade mask drive to encourage Minnesotans to sew masks for donation and highlight the importance of workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minnesotans can deliver homemade masks to their local fire department on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fire departments will then deliver the masks to local congregate living facilities for their employees and residents to wear.
The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings to protect others from COVID-19. Cloth face masks can help prevent the wearer from infecting others – especially in situations where they may spread the virus without symptoms. Cloth face masks are not a proven way to prevent COVID-19 from infecting the wearer, however.
Face mask design patterns and instructions can be found online here.