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Ypsi And EMU Team Up To Make Masks

City of Ypsilanti

The City of Ypsilanti has partnered with Eastern Michigan University to make face masks.  

EMUwill produce 2,500 fabric masks at a cost of $2 each.  Mayor Beth Bashertsays 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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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu

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