Local bar creates facemasks holders for first responders

Community Over Crisis

Facemasks clips, Courtesy: Gracie’s

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – At the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic in Utah, restaurants and bars were forced to suspend dine-in services, ultimately leading to many establishments needing to temporarily close their doors. Gracie’s bar in downtown Salt Lake City being one of the many businesses shut down due to the statewide health guidelines.

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Gracie’s closed on March 18, but owners Lindsey and Deno Dakis have maintained a commitment to the community. The downtown staple began creating thousands of bendable plastic facemasks holders that will help secure a first responder mask while saving the chafing of their ears.

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As of last week they have sent over 2,200 of these plastic clips to doctors nurses or whoever has asked for them (NO CHARGE).  Including to Intermountain Healthcare in Murray, McKay Dee, St. Marks, and has shipped to states such as Hawaii, Michigan, New Hampshire, Arkansas, and California.

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Here’s a peek at how they’re made:

Courtesy: Gracie’s

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