SCRANTON, Pa. — The owners of a bridal store are doing what they can to help out with the mask shortage medical professionals are facing.
Kelsey Kerstetter and Cindy Fisch own Tunis Bridal along Birney Avenue and they spent the day making over 100 masks for local nurses and nursing homes.
The duo says the masks are made of cotton and flannel.
They say they plan to continue the project again tomorrow at the shop.
According to the CDC, in settings where facemasks are not available, health professionals might use homemade masks for the care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort.
However, homemade masks are not considered personal protective equipment, since their capability to protect health professionals is unknown.
Caution should be exercised when considering this option.
Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to the chin or below) and sides of the face.
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