Fighting The Virus One Mask At A Time
Masks to fight the spread of COVID-19 are recommended but not yet required in Lane County public spaces. But, Bethel’s Val Gilkison is ready to help should conditions here worsen.
The Prairie Mountain Health Assistant has made nearly 2,000 masks since schools were closed in March.
Instead of cashing in, Val has given all of them away to hospitals, first responders, her family, friends, members of her church, and Bethel staff.
She knows her way around a sewing machine, and it didn’t take long for Val to find a pattern that was universal.
Knowing that the masks help asymptomatically infected folks from unknowingly spreading the disease, Val has no intention of slowing down.