The Slippery Rock University community is coming together to help keep employees still working on campus safe.
Two members of SRU’s Theatre Department are using fabric from the costume shop to make cloth face masks for essential employees.
Even before Governor Wolf’s order requiring employers to provide masks for workers earlier this month, SRU had been encouraging University Police, employees with Student Health Services, and those with Facilities, Planning, and Environmental Safety to use masks.
The costume shop coordinator and the Theatre Department Chair then offered to hand make cloth facemasks. So far 80 have been produced with more on the way so that each employee has two or three launderable masks.