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UIC-Shakespeare Theater partnership supplies 5,000 masks to UI Health, leads to work for many


They used to outfit performers on Chicago’s theater stages, but today costume fabricators from across the city are making patient masks for health care settings in the fight against COVID-19 as part of a new partnership between UIC’s College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, or CADA, and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

This partnership already has resulted in the manufacture of 5,000 face masks, which are to be delivered to University of Illinois Hospital to meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation that patients in a health care setting should wear face masks.