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Masks in the Making: UCD Health IT Project Manager Coordinates Community COVID Project
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By Yvonne Tevis. Colleen Gordon doesn’t sew—but early in the pandemic she co-founded a mask-making project that produced 6,000 home-sewn masks—masks that would go to neighbors, patients, the homeless, and anyone who needed one. An IT project manager for UC Davis Health, Gordon and her UC colleagues were sent home in March 2020. “It was a very surreal moment,” she said. She remembers feeling helpless, and wanting to do something useful. On Facebook one day, she commented that maybe they could collect masks. Another woman responded by forming a Facebook group and assigning Gordon as a co-administrator. A bit surprised,...