• Innovative Solutions: COIVD 19 Masks

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    March 20, 2020
    North Metro Arts Alliance
    Contact: Becky Silver
    AAR River Gallery
    Email: Beckyesilver@aol.com
    In response to COVID-19 the NMAA produces PPE
    Friday, March 20 – The Board of the North Metro Arts Alliance voted on Friday evening to support a private sector solution to address the low supply of personal protective equipment. Specifically, masks that are needed for the most vulnerable in our community and by our first responders along with front line workers (i.e. grocery store/delivery drivers) to the COVID-19 situation.
    Distribution will be facilitated by business and community leaders through the Westminster Chamber of Commerce. “My heart is full to see community members pulling together to support one another, this is personal to us all” said Juliet Abdel, President/CEO of the Westminster Chamber. “The force of the business community is unstoppable.” Selected members of the community will assist with ensuring senior facilities, and businesses remaining open have access to these.  
    “From the research I have done the cloth masks are being used and made even in hospitals in some states because they are better than nothing. Effectiveness depends on the fabric. Vacuum cleaner bags are the best material to use, but close-knit cotton is also good, and they are double thick with a lining. Cloth masks are not being accepted by hospitals in Colorado at the is time, but there are many others who can benefit from wearing a mask when they need to go out. They also can keep you from touching your face. The cloth masks can be washed and reused” stated Becky Silver, Owner Aar River Gallery, and President of the North Metro Arts Alliance.  
    For more information related to the timeline, quantity and methods of distribution please feel free to visit westminsterchamber.biz/covid-19-update. Questions regarding this innovative project and the NMAA can be referred directly to Becky Silver, owner of Aar River Gallery.