The City of Ypsilanti has partnered with Eastern Michigan University to make face masks.
EMU will produce 2,500 fabric masks at a cost of $2 each. Mayor Beth Bashert says they will then distribute the masks for free to anyone who needs them but especially to low-income residents and other populations that are vulnerable to COVID-19.
"They are using a wide variety of materials to protect themselves ranging from nothing, to a loosely placed bandana over their mouth. I had one woman tell me she was using her bra cup as a face mask."
The city is also working on putting together COVID-19 assistance care packages for residents that include hand sanitizer and toilet paper.
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