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Tailor sews face masks in preventative measures towards the coronavirus pandemic.

A tailor sews a series of face masks at Old Country Tailor. The small tailor business began production on two versions of face coverings, both medical grade and fabric, mid-March when the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) began to strongly recommend them. At one point, orders came in non-stop to where the team produced 5,000 face masks for the Sacramento community, primarily for healthcare workers and essential business personnel during a timespan of three weeks.

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Date Taken: 07.1997
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Sacramento, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Rahul Lal