Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Katelin Carroll
Staff Reporter 

Local heroes sewing facemasks to protect against Coronavirus

Series: COVID-19 | Story 1

April 16, 2020

Katelin Carroll

Facemasks made by Alicia Sims Hobbs

The number of medical supplies such as face masks began to dwindle as COVID-19 continued to spread.

Once again, members of the community took it upon themselves to help out in any way they knew how.

Alicia Sims Hobbs and Katrina Ivey-Chapman, just to name a couple, have begun making masks for themselves and others once they saw a need.

"I had left over fabric and just wanted to help," said Hobbs.

Orders have mostly been for individuals, but some have been group orders for businesses who were deemed essential.

Governor Bill Lee urged Tennesseans to wear a mask, as well as continue to ta...

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