As Seen on CBS Austin

The CDC is now recommending that everyone cover their faces when outside. The new guideline from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is voluntary, but new evidence suggests wearing a basic, non-medical, cloth mask could help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The recommendation was based on recent studies showing the virus can spread between people in close proximity even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. Close proximity includes coughing, sneezing, or even speaking.

Melissa Ashton can stitch together just about anything. But the seamstress never thought her talents would be as critically needed as they are now.

“How can we help?” said Ashton. That's the only question the staff at Slow North asked when the coronavirus spread into Austin.