Since launching in March, the Tassie Face Mask project has distributed more than 15,000 cloth masks.
Ahead of borders reopening on Monday, the initiative received an additional 4000 orders in one week alone, with more Tasmanians taking a proactive response to reducing the spread.
Now, the project has set its sights on a new goal - to get face masks into every Tasmanian home.
Project co-founder and registered nurse Bronwin Ballantyne said while Tasmania had enjoyed a lot of freedoms over the past few months, there was no room for complacency.
"Our aim would be that all Tasmanians have a mask at home, so that if we happen to a have an outbreak here, we are all prepared," she said.
"So we are not in the same situation as Melbourne. Because they literally had a couple of days to get masks and they just couldn't. So people couldn't go out. It was really awful.
"We all need to get better with our handwashing and our social distancing. Because we have been living in this beautiful safe bubble until now, but with orders open, now we really do have to be careful."
Public Health advice for Tasmania remains that people don't need to wear a face mask to protect from COVID-19, unless they are directly caring for someone who is suspected of or known to have the virus.
However, the advice on when to wear a face mask in Tasmania may change if there is increased risk, like that seen in other parts of Australia.
The Tassie Face Mask project was launched at the start of the pandemic, with volunteers sewing and donating cloth face masks in an effort to free up the supply of medical grade face masks for health professionals.
It now operates under not for profit organisation Flourishing Communities Inc and has hosted a series of online workshops educating groups in other states on how to make their own masks.
With interstate travel resuming, Ms Ballantyne said now was the right time to get prepared.
"When we started this project, we didn't know that it would be ongoing for this long," she said. "Now the borders are opened, there's a new level of uncertainty about what's going to happen next.
"But if we can get people practising now - how to take masks on and off safely.
"Even if we can just get them into people's homes. If we don't have an outbreak and we don't need them, obviously that is the best case scenario. But at lease we are preparing for the worst."
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