A sewing machine for a CHW 

Our CHWs are willing to offer their talents and skill to provide with  a total of 100 mask to the local essential workers, our agricultural workers.  CHWCMR provides with sewing machines to them, they are getting a mask by educating our migrants how to use the masks. Thanks to Seattle, Snohomish, White Center, South Park, Tri-cities, Yakima, Skagit, Olympia and Pierce County CHWs involved in this project. 


The Office of Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib has announced the launch of the Washington Mask Challenge, a statewide initiative with United Way and Serve Washington to encourage Washingtonians to make, wear, and donate cloth face masks. Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants and Refugees (CHWCMR) is taking up the challenge! 


The Washington Mask Challenge encourages Washingtonians to make cloth masks for verified organizations in need throughout Washington State, such as nursing homes, homeless shelters, food banks, and more. 

To participate in the Washington Mask Challenge, please visit www.WAMaskChallenge.org. If you have any questions, please email the Lt. Governor’s office at masks@ltgov.wa.gov. 

Watch the video below to learn more: https://vimeo.com/413000725


People with coronavirus lack symptoms and that even those who eventually develop symptoms can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.  COVID-19 virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity: Speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.  Therefore the use of face maks is essential as well as keeping social distance, washing your hand with soap for 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer.

Washington State, United States of America

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