Hickey Freeman workers to help make medical masks for RGH

A longstanding Rochester company called Hickey Freeman, which specializes in tailored clothing, has begun to use its sewing machines to create facemasks for frontline health workers. At full capacity, the factory leadership expects to make hundreds of thousands of masks.

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