The CDC now recommends everyone wear masks—or some kind of face covering—in addition to practicing social distancing while in public.
So, what happens when traditional face masks aren’t available for purchase right now?
You do the best with what you have: You make a cloth one to do your part in helping reduce the spread of COVID-19!
The Jefferson County Public Health Department has teamed up with Joyce Vance, a former U.S. District Attorney of Alabama’s Northern District, and the sewing community to collect homemade masks.
Here’s a simple tutorial from UAB’s Alys Stephens Center and Lillis Taylor from Bib & Tucker Sew-Op – a 2014 Big Pitch finalist (with an earlier concept Magic City Spoolbus) – showing you how to protect yourself with what you have.
We’ve talked about sports, but downtown has so much more to offer! Downtown Birmingham has so many experiences in store for you, which can also turn into life-long memories. And lucky for you, we’ve created a tool to make all that exploring so much easier!
Ever host an event where you ordered way too much food and end up with more leftovers than you can even fathom? We’ve been there too – until we learned about Magic City Harvest! Magic City Harvest is an organization working towards ending food waste & hunger in the Magic City. They acquire perishable food from schools, wholesale food distributors, restaurants, caterers, churches, event venues and grocery stores to donate to 30 community partners on the frontlines feeding the city’s hungry neighbors.
We are approaching the finish line for the 20th Street Refresh, which calls for a celebration – and you’re invited! The City Center Business Improvement District (BID), funded by downtown property owners, is partnering with the City of Birmingham and REV Birmingham to celebrate a refreshed Birmingham Green. Come join the party on May 20th from 4 to 8 p.m (with a special celebration happening at 6 p.m.)!