Many communities in the Denver metro have began requiring masks in public. Wearing masks during this pandemic has been recommended as a best practice by public health officials, and Governor Polis has urged a mask culture in Colorado to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The state is offering tips and tricks and mask guidance at the Colorado Mask Project. They have many options, including a page that talks about making your own mask, and a page that gives resources and partners for buying or obtaining a donated mask. If you want to volunteer to make masks for the Colorado Mask Project, fill out this form.
There are many places you can get masks, or you can find DIY tutorials online on how to make your own.
Carly’s Boutique in Olde Town Arvada is selling masks. The Labor of Love Mask Project is part of the Carly’s team response to COVID-19 – anybody can purchase a mask from Carly’s, and the proceeds are going towards the Lori, Carly’s owner, and her daughters, in their work to sew masks and distribute them to both the Arvada Fire Department as well as seniors living in the community. Click here to purchase a mask from Carly’s Labor of Love Project, or reach out the legislative aide Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about obtaining a free mask if you are a first responder, frontline worker or senior in the community.
Check out this article about Arvada residents Giselle and Darin Williams using their 1922 Singer sewing machine to make face masks!