It was announced today TheClubhou.se has been awarded a grant in the amount of $30,000 from the CSRA COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to produce personal protective equipment (PPE), particularly face masks, using their 3D printers.
On Friday, WRDW reported The Clubhou.se had passed testing of the masks with the Department of Public Health and AU officials. The Clubhou.se had been collaborating with AU and the Department of Public Health for weeks on the project.
The silicone masks are re-usable, form-fitted to the face, and made by 3D printers in the community.
“In making these masks, we cut down on the number of infections, so they don’t have to stay on the frontlines too much longer,” Eric Parker, founder of Clubhou.se, told the news outlet.
Their team is also asking anyone with a 3D printer to reach out.
These dollars will allow theClubhou.se to scale this production effort and provide PPE to local hospitals and first responders in the CSRA area.
Artists and gig workers who are unemployed due to COVID-19 will be hired to help with this effort.