A local business is stepping up the plate to respond to the urgent need for medical face masks for the hospitals, area clinics, fire department and anyone in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Over the weekend, Dubuque Mattress Factory shifted some of their production work toward making face masks with reusable filters, Dubuque Mattress Factory Owner Doug Dolter. Dolter says since they’ve began producing the masks, they’ve been overwhelmed by the significant need. Dolter says he challenges anyone with a sewing machine to consider producing the masks to help make a dent in the need. Dolter says his employees have been very excited about helping out, even coming in on their days off to help with the production.