FACE MASKS

Fargo woman makes free face masks for community

Katie Lewis displays the face masks in bags on her parent's fence on 52nd Ave. in Fargo and encourages people to take as many as they need

FARGO, N.D. — When the coronavirus pandemic first began, Katie Lewis knew her sewing skills could come in handy. In March, she began making face masks for friends, family and even nonprofits. Once all of their needs were met, Lewis still had a lot of supplies left over and thought of a special way to share them with her community….

ND Face Mask Warriors Looking For More Volunteers To Make Masks

The group has over 400 members on Facebook.

FARGO, N.D.- As the need for face masks across the nation increases, groups of volunteers trying to fulfill those needs increase as well. Darcy Bjertness from Minot is one of those volunteers leading a Facebook group called North Dakota Face Mask Warriors. “We make face masks for people, cloth face masks that can be reused, and we originally said that…

Breckenridge sisters make face masks to support Sanford Health Employee Crisis Fund

Piper, Ava and Finley Jaehning say they have already made about 400 face masks

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — While many people are using this time of social distancing to relax, Piper, Ava and Finley Jaehning have been hard at work. The three sisters have found a way to do their part in helping others through the pandemic by breaking out the sewing kit and putting their skills to good use by making face masks. “My…

ND’s Beauty Industry Gets Ready To Reopen

Hair Success Salon and Spa is planning to open Friday and Polished Nail Spa downtown on Monday.

FARGO, N.D. – As excited as many businesses in the area are to reopen their doors, they say they’re first priority is keeping their clients and staff safe. “When clients come in, they have to wear face shields or face masks of some sort,” says Tom Huynh the Owner of Polished Nail Spa Downtown. “Our technicians will be wearing masks,…

Moorhead Fire Department Collecting Homemade Masks Saturday

All 775 fire departments in Minnesota are participating in the Homemade Mask Drive.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Moorhead Fire Department will be collecting homemade face masks on Saturday, April 25. The collection is in response to Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan launching a Homemade Mask Drive to support those working and living in congregate living facilities. Anyone with homemade masks can drop them off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at both fire stations…

Statewide Coalition Launches Personal Protective Equipment Portal to Connect Needs, Resources

Anyone with 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC machines are encouraged to register on the PPE portal.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A group of North Dakota businesses have designed a portal to help fill the growing need for personal protective equipment in North Dakota. The portal will function as a central hub for identifying PPE needs, connecting needs to available resources and ensuring the PPE being produced meets medical standards. Gateway to Science partnered with North Dakota Information Technology, EduTech,…

Moorhead Native Uses 3D Printing To Make Face Shields For Hospitals

Quinn Kupec is the son of our very own Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec.

MARYLAND – Quinn Kupec is a Senior studying at the University of Maryland who saw the potential to help those at the frontlines after discovering a way he could lend a hand. “I saw a bunch of stuff on different 3D printing forums online talking about the ability to manufacture face shields that doctors and first responders need on 3D…

Essentia Health Encouraging Patients and Visitors to Wear Masks

Patients and visitors who do not have masks will be provided one by Essentia Health.

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health is encouraging all patients and visitors to wear cloth masks beginning Monday. This precaution follows recent guidance from the CDC encouraging all people to wear masks in places where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Essentia Health says many people infected with COVID-19 do not show symptoms, but can still transmit the virus to others so it…

CDC Recommends the Use of Face Masks in Public Settings

FARGO, N.D.–The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people wear face masks in public settings where social distancing may be difficult to maintain. The CDC says face masks are especially important in areas of significant community spread such as grocery stores and pharmacies. While the CDC is recommending the use of face masks, it is not recommending people…

Fargo husband and wife sewing face masks for community members, asking for volunteers

The masks are made out of cotton and are non-medical

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo husband and wife are looking for volunteers to help them make face masks for the community. Joe Williams and Ciciley Littlewolf are part of a Native American artists group at the Plains Art Museum. After realizing the museum has four sewing machines not being put to use, they decided to create their own non-medical face…