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.
At REV, we also love seeing the added vibrancy on the street as patrons enjoy outdoor dining in our beautiful city. As indoor dining reopens, cities across the country are realizing that ending expanded outdoor dining could mean leaving money on the table.
Although the Greyhound Bus Terminal was renovated in the ’70s, many original elements of the building remained and have now been become historic highlights in the present-day adaptive reuse project. Join us on a photo tour of the historic space!
This is obviously good for downtown… but why *exactly*? Here’s REV President & CEO David Fleming’s take on what the move means for downtown Birmingham’s place in the world now and in the future.