How to Make Face Masks
The COVID-19 DIY Masks initiative is a way for our communities to assist during these unprecedented times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued guidance approving the use of cloth masks in certain settings.
- These masks can be worn by employees not providing care and by patients and visitors.
- Unlike the N95 masks, these are not designed to prevent COVID-19 entirely; however, if constructed properly they will prevent some transmission.
- There are two variations of the mask – folded and fitted – and both are options when creating these masks.
- Sewing experience, not expertise, is required to fabricate these correctly.
Step By Step Instructions
- JOANN Fabrics has great instructional videos and guides for making masks at home.
- Once completed, you can put the masks in a sealed bin or bag and contact our Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-553-8560 to coordinate drop-off time and day.
- Infection Prevention teams will inspect the masks and determine which masks meet the appropriate standards for distribution. If a mask does not meet the appropriate standards, the mask will be removed from the supply.
- Infection Prevention works with on-site Supply Chain representatives to deploy masks locally as needed to non-patient facing employees and visitors.
Delivering the Masks
- To donate hand-sewn masks, please contact our Foundation at email@example.com or 410-553-8560.
- You may deliver donations to the Foundation office at 300 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie, MD 21061, located across the street from the Hospital. Please call first to coordinate a time and logistics.
- We are accepting item drop-offs from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with various weekend accommodations.