If Michael Garron Hospital has its way, most of the city’s east Toronto residents will soon be wearing a new accessory amid the coronavirus pandemic — a face mask.
On Friday, an appeal for volunteers to sew face masks amid a shortage of personal protection equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic, got the attention of hundreds of crafty residents from near and far.
“It’s been completely unprecedented. Nothing we could have ever possibly predicted. We’ve had literally hundreds of people tagging us on Instragram,” said Meredith Ferguson, director of marketing and communcations for the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation.
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