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Christian Siriano Offers to Make Face Masks Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has responded to the Project Runway mentor's offer to help.
As the world continues to grapple with coronavirus (COVID—19), Christian Siriano is stepping up to help where he can. In a Twitter message posted on March 20, the Project Runway mentor offered to have his team make masks in order to help alleviate the shortage currently impacting hospitals and doctors’ offices across the country.
Christian directed his offer to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who reiterated a need for masks, gloves, and gowns during a press conference earlier in the day. "If @NYGovCuomo says we need masks my team will help make some,” the designer wrote. “I have a full sewing team still on staff working from home that can help.”
As masks and other safety gear continue to sell out online and in stores, doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers across the United States have been facing a shortage of necessary supplies. Other industries, including entertainment and fashion, have recently begun getting involved, donating items to local hospitals and offering additional aid.
Cuomo has since responded to Christian's offer, taking to Twitter to confirm that they are currently "in contact" with each other.
Christian is only the latest Bravoleb to volunteer assistance amid the growing pandemic. Bethenny Frankel also previously revealed that her B. Strong initiative has teamed with the nonprofit Global Empower Mission to create and disperse “corona kits,” which include “a hydration system, sanitizing wipes, hand gel, [and] prevention essentials.”
For the latest, most accurate information on coronavirus, go to the World Health Organization (WHO) website.