Masks are the new normal here in San Francisco – both inside ZSFG and around the city. 
 
When universal masking quickly became a part of life in San Francisco earlier this year, and with hospital-grade PPE is such short supply, Bay Area crafters with a bit of talent started creating their own. 
 
But for patients experiencing economic hardships, ZSFG staff knew this added expense would make it difficult for many of their patients to keep themselves and their families safe. 
 
While the family medicine clinics were thinking of ways to offer free masks to their families, a wonderful group of volunteers from My New Red Shoes was hard at work sewing nearly 2,000 face masks for families in need. 
 
My New Red Shoes is dedicated to providing Bay Area children with the essential clothing and shoes. So, when the need for face masks became apparent, they made a call to their volunteer network to create cloth masks for the whole family. 
 
The staff of the Family and Community Medicine clinics at ZSFG were thrilled to be able to offer free, and fun, masks to their patients – encouraging more of their families to stay safe.