Dear Stakeholders, The CDC has recently revised recommendations for combatting COVID-19. Maintaining six feet of distance between individuals and good hand hygiene is the best way to prevent spread. However, when maintaining social distancing is difficult, it is highly recommended to wear a cloth face covering. That being said, we all understand that medical grade masks and other PPEs are in high demand and are not easily accessible. The Hall County School District is seeking volunteers in the community who would be willing to provide washable cotton masks for our Hall County Team Members who are delivering meals to students. These team members are practicing social distancing and good hand hygiene, but school buses have limited space; the masks would be an added layer of protection. If the good people of the Hall County Community were able to provide 20 masks per school, our meal delivery personnel would have plenty of access to masks. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help us in this effort, the link below from the CDC provides directions on how to wear and sew homemade masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html We realize there may be a shortage of materials; however, there are many options For example, masks can be made from a 100% cotton t-shirt, and ties can be made from elastic ponytail holders. These are challenging days, but Americans have always been willing to face such challenges and pull together—to pool their resources and do what it takes to protect the common good. The citizens of Hall County exemplify that American spirit, and together, we will all get through this pandemic and be a healthier and stronger community.