Trialogue on Masks
University of Massachusetts—Amherst
Amherst’s Student Union Craft Center has a dedicated mask-making area that provides students with a variety of materials that can be used to create unique masks. Decorative ribbon, acrylic paint, decoupage, and other art supplies can be used to make extravagant masks for special events and holidays.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Student Engagement & Student Union Executive Director Karin Gollin described a recent mask-making effort at the school’s two campuses as not just a social benefit, but also an economic one for students. “This is an important opportunity for them to earn some needed cash as a number of students are struggling financially after the loss of jobs.” Students fabricated over 5,000 masks and face shields to help protect healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
University of the District of Columbia
Shopping rules now include social distancing and both vendors and customers wearing masks, but the new Van Ness Farmers Market set-up for the first time in front of the University of District of Columbia Student Center to supply the campus and the surrounding community with fresh food. The new location has limited access to just one entrance and an information booth was established to assist shoppers.