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Wisconsin Nurses Honor Guard to make homemade masks amid COVID-19 equipment shortage

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Coronavirus outbreak has prompted an outcry from healthcare professionals who are experiencing a nationwide shortage of equipment to take care of patients.

A group of nurses in Wisconsin is stepping up to help stop the spread one thread stitch at a time. 

The Wisconsin Nurses honor guard has more than 250 members statewide. Its main mission is to travel the state to honor nurses who have passed for their lifetime of service dedicated to taking care of others.

With social distancing guidelines temporarily postponing the organization's mission, the nurses have switched gears to help fulfill the need for personal protective equipment. 

Nurses around the state are making handmade masks that will be distributed to healthcare professionals in need. 

For more information on the Wisconsin Nurses Honor Guard, click here. 

Be looking for more on this story on CBS 58 Sunday Morning in the coming weeks.

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Homer 66 days ago
How many Masks will the 250 Angels produce? When will they begin delivering them?

Wisconsin health providers need well over 1,000,000 masks each day.

Set up a program that pays $7.00/mask made to a standard pattern/specification to each of these Angels, and anyone else in Wisconsin that can produce them. Required items: Elastic, 100% cotton material, and thread. A sewing machine, ruler, and scissors are helpful.

Too bad, almost no Millennials or Boomers own or can operate a sewing machine.

Capitalism works. Masks will be made and people will be paid. Supply will meet demand.

This is a short term problem, maybe 8 weeks, as factories are ramping up production of the N95 masks.
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