Flattening the curve, starting with our vulnerable communities
To address issues around homelessness and support vulnerable communities. Now pivoting away from our previous work: creating cost efficient reusable face masks for these communities.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the homeless are faced with elevated problems, such as not being able to access basic necessities due to panic buying and being neglected by the lockdown restrictions, whilst also being at high risk of exposure.
Together with our friends at Enactus City University of Seattle, we aim to take on this challenge to combat this crisis in our communities. Whilst not as effective as medical-grade masks, cotton materials provides comfort, adequate protection and are washable and reusable. These homemade masks provide alternative access to protection which does not strain the medical supply, so we can better support the nurses and doctors fighting at the frontlines.
Our project is currently looking at pivoting to address wider issues around homelessness.
👕Thank you to the Neighbourhoods who have donated👕
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DIY Mask Tutorial
Additional Recommendations from NSW Health
Making sure to clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub
Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands.
Maintain a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and other people.
Stay at home if possible