Released on March 27, 2020

Chris Dantes, a grants specialist in the UCF Office of Research, is one of the many people across the country who has taken up the effort of sewing homemade face masks for first responders and medical personnel.

While the homemade masks are not adequate protection for healthcare providers, they may help bridge the gap until the more effective masks for blocking coronavirus particles become available again, says Annette Bourgault, an assistant professor in UCF’s College of Nursing.

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