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Tallahassee Community College prints 500 3D masks for first responders

Posted at 6:42 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 18:42:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — More than 500 masks have been created at Tallahassee Community College since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Inside the computer and technology building, 3D masks are being printed out and filters are being made to help equip local police officers, doctors, and dentists during the pandemic.

Lab manager Mike Vickers says once they finish printing he sands the masks down to be comfortable to wear. He says the masks themselves last pretty long.

"It's plastic, it's not going to degrade anytime soon," said Vickers. "You can clean them off with chlorine, or wipe, or alcohol wipes. All you do is replace the actual filter elements."

Vickers says the lab will continue to print masks for as long as they are needed during the pandemic.