LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Lake Charles business KillerDye.com is offering free window and door decals for Lake Area businesses requiring masks.
Due to a recent spike in cases, some local businesses are hitting the pause button on reopening plans. The push for social distancing and mask-wearing is being reiterated now more than ever before.
“When you go to stores now...I see it’s about a 50-50 split between people wearing masks and people not,” said Killerdye.com Owner Chad Moreno.
Moreno says the recent spike coupled with a lack of face masks helped spark his latest venture.
“We have a vinyl printer, so we’re able to make the stickers. I wanted to offer that to the community as something just so that they can put that in their windows, offices, businesses...,” Moreno said.
Killerdye.com is a local graphic design company, which offers full color Direct to Garment, Vinyl, Sublimation and Laser printing. Moreno said he first started printing the “Mask Up in the Chuck” decals on Monday.
“A lot of businesses I’ve talked to...everybody has had to innovate,” Moreno said. “We’ve always wanted to print something, so even during this downtime, we were printing little things here and there.”
“We reopened with smaller hours and managed to get the public cakes...because everybody needs a little happiness and a cake will do that,” said Annette McBride, Owner of A Piece of Cake Bakery.
For local bakery owner Annette McBride, adjusting to the new normal has had its challenges but for her and her staff, wearing a mask isn’t one of them.
“And it’s not just for their safety, it’s for our safety,” McBride said. “Because when I wear the mask I make you safe and when you wear one you make me safe and that’s the right thing to do.”
Moreno said by offering the decals free of charge, he hopes it will help local businesses navigate these trying times.
“Because I want to move into Phase 3,” said McBride. “I don’t want to be stuck like this forever...but if this is the new normal, then I’ll go with the new normal. I just want to be safe.”
The decals are available for pick-up at the office on 1214 Common Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you want to pull up at the office, give the office a call at 337.497.1450 and they will bring them out to you.