Kitty Finn of Evanston sent this note with the photo: “I hand-painted a mask to buoy the spirits of my Mom, Katie Leonard. She lives in a nursing home in Arlington Heights. Due to COVID, it’s been rare that I’ve been able to spend much time with her. I made this mask to wear for our outside, 15-minute visits and she loved it! My heart goes out to everyone with elderly family members who’ve been forced to forgo time with their loved ones.”

President-elect Joe Biden has said he will ask everyone to wear a mask for the first 100 days of his administration to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.