The craft industry is in a frenzy after an outbreak of coronavirus forced the closure of some craft stores across the country.
Now, the industry is on a mission to help craft owners get the best equipment possible and make sure everyone who visits their stores has a full-body mask ready.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends full-face masks to protect against the virus.
It has also been suggested that masks are best worn at night to avoid spreading the virus to others.
Craftsman Mike O’Brien, owner of Craft Ice, says the outbreak has forced him to have to reevaluate his equipment.
He said he doesn’t need a full face mask to be able to work and sell ice.
“If you’re going to have a glass, you can use it for a glass,” O’Brien said.
“We’re not going to make a lot of profit out of it.”
O’Brien said he is working with local craft stores to make sure they have masks and gloves for sale.
He also said that all of his stores now have hand sanitizers.
“I have a lot more confidence in myself, and I think that if we can get all of the retailers in the market to buy a full product, we’ll be in a good position,” he said.
For now, the Craft Ice stores have only one of their full-bodied ice machines, a stainless steel one.
The rest of the ice machines are all made out of glass.
O’Briens ice machine is also not equipped with any ventilation, which is one of the best parts of any machine.
O’Connor said he would need a new machine soon.
Craft Ice is a family-owned business that specializes in ice making.
It also sells ice to restaurants and bars, including a few in Texas.
It was one of several craft stores in the state shut down in the days following the coronaviruses outbreaks, including Craft Ice in Dallas.
“It’s going to be a slow process, but I’m really hoping to be here when the weather is warm and the temperature is in the 80s,” O”Connor said.