See what these North Houston-area businesses are doing to stop the coronavirus

Nancy Garner works on face masks at her sewing machine. (Courtesy Nancy Garner)
Nancy Garner works on face masks at her sewing machine. (Courtesy Nancy Garner)

Nancy Garner works on face masks at her sewing machine. (Courtesy Nancy Garner)

From face masks to hand sanitizer, North Houston residents and companies are getting creative to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Willis-based ink company Inkjet Inc. now producing hand sanitizer

Inkjet Inc. is repurposing the chemicals it uses to create industrial inks to produce hand sanitizer for industrial supply corporations, hospitals and first responders, according to a March 31 press release.

Roberds Pharmacy offers hand sanitizer for Conroe first responders

Roberds Pharmacy is offering hand sanitizer to any first responders in the Conroe area. First responders must show their badges and are limited to one per person while supplies last.



The Woodlands-area designer shifts focus to medical masks over shortage concerns

As area businesses go into lockdown due to coronavirus concerns, designer Romy McCloskey made the decision to use her surplus materials to make medical masks for those in need around the community free of charge.

Lake Conroe resident puts sewing skills to use making face masks

When the coronavirus began spreading across the country, Lake Conroe resident Nancy Gehr Garner decided to use her lifelong skill of sewing to provide face masks to those in need in the Lake Conroe area.

Magnolia Pharmacy owner creates, donates hand sanitizer to local first responders amid coronavirus outbreak

In the midst of many shortages, Magnolia Pharmacy owner Steven Hoffart has been able to create several orders of pharmaceutical-grade, alcohol-based hand sanitizers for first responders in Magnolia.

Huntsman Corp. ramps up sanitizer production for Switzerland

Huntsman Corp., a global chemical solutions company based in The Woodlands, is ramping up its production of hand sanitizer for Switzerland following an appeal by Swiss authorities.

Andrew Christman, Andy Li and Dylan Sherman contributed to this report.

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