Life Under Coronavirus

Episode 4: Long Island’s mask makers

Doctors and nurses are scrambling for masks, and Long Islanders are trying to help — by making them. Hicksville linen rental company The Finishing Touch pivoted from bar mitzvahs to donated surgical masks. And former nurse and current quilter Christine Brons of Rocky Point is making masks for health care workers and other vulnerable people out of her colorful stock at home. “I’m just going to keep sewing,” she says. This is the fourth episode of Newsday Opinion’s “Life Under Coronavirus,” about Long Island’s helpers during this health crisis.