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By Genevieve Shuey
For The Sentinel 

Local group making masks for health professionals

Group urgently needs volunteers


Not just any face mask will do.

During the current COVID-19 crisis, one kind of mask in particular is most effective; it’s called an N95. And a group of people in Goldendale are working hard to make these masks—well, they’re not quite N95s, but they’re very close—for health care professionals. These can also be used to cover N95 masks, which would prolong their effective use. To meet potential demand, the group really needs a lot more volunteers to help make the masks.

Although the Klickitat County Health Department and Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) have stock on hand and are working to restock supplies that have been used, they are still working to obtain enough masks for all h...

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