Sewing Fabric Masks
Many of you in our community have asked about sewing and donating fabric masks to help supplement our inventory of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stating that fabric masks are a crisis response option when other supplies have been exhausted, we welcome these donations.
Below is some general guidance for those who wish to help by sewing masks for donation.
Important Infection Prevention
Before starting this project, please ask yourself the following questions:
- Have you been in contact with anyone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
- Do you have fever, cough or shortness of breath?
If you answer “NO” to both questions, thank you for making masks.
If you answer “YES” to either or both questions, please DO NOT make masks.
If you are experiencing cough, fever, or shortness of breath and have a concern that you may have COVID-19 please contact your primary care provider for a risk assessment.
How Do I Get Finished Masks to Rutland Regional?
- Download and fill out the COVID-19 Donation Form>>>
- Place fabric masks in sealed plastic bags in quantities of 15-20 per bag. Attach filled out COVID-19 Donation Form to the outside of the bag.
- Contact Traci Moore at 802.747.3634 or firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate the drop off of all donations.
Materials & Downloadable Directions
- Front piece: 100% unused cotton fabric – no metallic fabrics
- Back piece: tightly woven unused cotton, like a tea towel or cotton flannel
- 1/4" or 3/8" flat elastic (to make with ear loops) OR 3/8" or 1/2" ribbon (to make with ties)
Instructions for Making Masks
This instructional video is used with permission from Deaconess Health System.