A campaign titled #Masks4all officially launched on April 29 in Rossland to combat the spread of COVID-19.
The program was launched by Rossland Mayor Kathy Moore, the local rotary club and physicians to get residents to wear and make masks.
As part of the campaign, residents, who are able, are being asked to sew one or more masks by following a Masks4all toolkit online.
After making a mask the mayor must be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org to help establish a list of Rossland mask makers and to see who might need a mask in the community. Join the Rossland Masks4all Facebook group to spread awareness of the campaign.
One of the last steps is to donate to the rotary to help provide material for the mask makers.
The mayor is asking that everyone proudly wear a mask while in town to help protect yourself and others.
“It may feel a little strange to wear a mask in public,” stated Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital physician internist Dr. Samantha Segal.
“But if we all do it when we’re shopping at Ferraro’s or picking up a prescription, it could save someone’s life.”
According to the Canadian government, wearing a non-medical mask can help to protect others from COVID-19.