Back in early April of 2020, the United States began grappling with the novel Covid-19 pandemic. Lack of resources for essential workers led to a nation-wide mask shortage, and in Vernal City, Utah, the Police Department put out a call out for face mask donations from the community they serve during the crisis. Sandis’ own Nicholas Migliori had a solution for his community–3D printed masks.
Using his own equipment and supplies, Nicholas began creating and donating dozens of reusable face masks for the Police Department. Nicholas used open-sourced plans from the Hack The Pandemic campaign, a project designed to open up the manufacturing of PPE to the public and create solutions where there have been roadblocks. Nicholas’ work helped the police in Vernal City continue working and serving, despite the national shortage of protective gear.
These masks have helped keep the policemen and women of Vernal City safe while they helped their community through this difficult time.