May 18, 2020
In an effort to keep their students safe Notre Dame of Maryland faculty and staff got together to make masks.
The masks are for students living on campus, those that will return in the fall and children in the university's preschool program. They're in Phase 2 of mask making and gathered on campus to cut and sew and create packets for people to sew masks at home.
"So, Phase 1 we already had masks made, one of our assistant deans she was already sewing masks for her community and she donated masks. We have 20 students who live on campus and don't have homes to go to and remained on campus, so she brought masks, so she distributed those masks to students who are living on campus."
Phase 3 will include sending masks to incoming freshmen. The groups make about 75 masks a day. The goal is to make 100 children's masks and 1,000 adult masks.