People making medical shields, masks to protect frontline workers amid pandemic
The Rockwood Library makerspace is usually filled with kids in classes making superhero costumes, perfecting their claymation techniques or crafting jewelry. But the COVID-19 emergency has turned it into a workshop fabricating face shields and cloth masks for frontline health care workers.
“We’re really on board to help any way we can. It’s part of the library’s mission,” said Ben Sanford, maker space supervisor at the Rockwood Library, part of the Multnomah County Library system.
“We’re not going to sit idle when we have all this great equipment and these great people and we can help people,” he said.
The Rockwood makerspace joins students, community groups and other volunteers nationwide who are crafting masks and face shields to provide both health care workers and everyday folks with…