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LL Bean Is Working To Help Create Masks For Health Care Workers

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Robert F. Bukaty
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AP File

Freeport outdoor retailer LL Bean says it is working with Maine Health to create “sneeze masks” for health care workers. Bean spokesperson Marie McCarthy says the company is working with existing materials, such as dog bed liners, and sent prototypes to MaineHealth earlier this week.

“Now we're gearing up for production. So we'll start more full fledged on Monday with our stitchers working to create those masks.”

McCarthy, who was on Friday’s Maine Calling, says the plan is for both first and second shifts to make masks. She says the effort could go seven-days a week.