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The Bright Side: Got It Covered

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Old Country Tailor in East Sacramento began making and selling triple-layered cloth face masks in April, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that people wear face coverings to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus. Masks were selling out quickly online, leaving some customers waiting weeks to receive their orders. Old Country Tailor halted production of all other work during April and sold around 4,000 masks that month, according to shop owner Vera Samusenko. The shop returned to doing alteration work in May but continues to make and sell face masks.

Larysa Volkov, fashion designer and tailor at Old Country Tailor in East Sacramento, works on triple-layered cloth masks on July 11.

Old Country Tailor owner Vera Samusenko says the shop sold 4,000 masks in April.

Old Country Tailor returned to doing alteration work in May but continues to make and sell face masks.

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