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.
Let’s be honest, Birmingham has a lot of cool shops. So much so that choosing an item on first visit might be a bit overwhelming. That’s why REV ask several small business owners about their top-selling items and what they like about them. Here’s what they had to say:
Black Business Fridays: 3 businesses in the 4th Ave business district to support during The Great Receipt Race
Every Friday in August, REV and Urban Impact Inc. will highlight a few of these businesses in honor of National Black Business Month as a part of Black Business Friday.
Celebrate Black Business Month by supporting Black entrepreneurs' contribution to Birmingham's vibrancy
By Elijah Davis Strategic Growth Manager Urban Impact Birmingham