Omaha apparel store making mask covers from shirts

Posted at 6:15 PM, Mar 26, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — An Omaha business is using extra inventory to help people fighting Coronavirus on the front lines.

DiGiorgio’s Sportswear is making double-sided mask covers for hospital workers at CHI Health Bergan Mercy Trauma Center. They’re using shirts that they ordered to use for College World Series apparel, but the CWS has been canceled.

So far they’ve made about 100 masks that are able to go over N95 masks and help them last longer. They’ve reached out to other places to see if they need help with masks or fixing gowns also.

“They asked if we were able to make something to cover them up to protect them so they’d have a longer use of a life. We just had a lot of extra capacity and we decided we wanted to do something good for our community,” said Chris Tribulato, Sales Manager for DiGiorgio’s.

DiGiorgio’s is selling Coronavirus themed shirts as a novelty to make sure they’re not having to let any employees go.

To see the shirts go to:

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