Glenwood Springs nurses are sewing protective masks inside of a hospital room. They've set up a sewing room at the hospital and have made more than 5,000 masks.

Two nurses in Glenwood Springs are spending all of their free time making maks, according to the Denver Channel. Kristen Dirksen and Brady Heuer have recruited other staff members to help them sew masks inside of a hospital room they set up for making masks.

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According to the Denver Channel, even the plastic surgeon is helping them make masks. The plastic surgeon went from stitching up patients to stitching up masks.

After Kristen and Brady did some research, they found out that the material they're using to make the masks are very similar to the masks they already wear. according to the Denver Channel. They also discovered that the bacterial filtration rate also very similar.

The masks are designed to be worn over N95 masks, allowing them to be worn up to five times, according to the Denver Channel. They have made over 5,000 masks so far.

It's amazing to see so many people step up and help each other during a time of need. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a shortage of medical supplies and we're happy to see even more of the Western Slope community helping out our medical professionals.