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Announcing the Washington Mask Challenge

The office of the Lieutenant Governor just announced the #WAMaskChallenge, a statewide initiative to encourage Washingtonians to make, wear, and donate cloth face masks.

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. These organizations regularly work with at-risk populations; however, they are not requesting N95 or other manufactured masks for themselves, because those masks are reserved for front-line healthcare providers. Instead, you can support our state’s essential workers by following the simple mask making instructions at

For more ways to help your community, visit Volunteer during COVID-19.