Published Mar 23, 2020The coronavirus global pandemic continues to affect society in ways both expected and unexpected as people socially isolate, stock up on supplies and wait for more guidance. One of the many unfortunate issues is a lack of health masks, but now Hollywood's costume designers are doing their best to help.
According to Variety, the Costume Designers Guild has teamed up with the Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees to manufacture as many masks as possible.
Salvador Perez, president of the Costume Designers Guild, said, "We are organizing all our members from local 892 and local 705 costumers who can sew to manufacture masks for hospitals. It will be good to keep busy and help the community."
Cathy Repola, the national executive director of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, is also getting involved. She sent a letter to members of that guild, saying, "If any of you sew or want to volunteer to deliver the masks (without violating the social distancing guidelines), please let us know and we will put you in touch with those coordinating. Another option is working with the MPTF residents. They are isolated in their rooms without any group activities or meals."
Further, Grey's Anatomy, The Good Doctor and Station 19 have reportedly all donated their masks and gowns to hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.