THE NEED FOR PROTECTIVE MASKS

As our community grows short on protective equipment, our vulnerable populations and healthcare workers need our help. Dr. Pat Kyriakidis shares how masks can be sewn to provide protection for those who need them. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not suggest cloth material as a first-line defense against the coronavirus causing COVID-19, cloth masks work well for other conditions and can help conserve precious reserves of N-95 respirator masks.

Getting Involved

There are lots of ways you can support this effort even if you can't sew.  You may purchase fabric, elastic, or bias tape.  You may help organize the delivery.  Or you may sew.  This Goggle form will help us organize the effort.  Please complete the form and let us know how you would like to support this important service project. 

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Drop-off locations

As needs are changing daily, please email Madalyn Dye (madalyn.dye@jp2hs.org) or Emily Mills (emily.mills@jp2hs.org).  Please let them know the number of masks you have made or the the supplies that you would like to donate.  They will return your email and let you know where they are needed.

How to Make Cloth Masks
  • TIGHT WEAVE COTTON CLOTH 

    • LESS THAN 1 YEAR OLD AND WASHED​

    • 1 YARD = 12 -15 MASKS

  • ELASTIC 1/8 INCH​ (Difficult to find)

    • 7.5 YARDS = 25 MASKS​

OR​

  • BIAS TAPE 0.5 IN WIDE​

    • 1 PKG. WILL MAKE 1 MASK (54 INCHES)​

    • MAY ALSO USE FABRIC 

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

TUTORIAL VIDEOS

The first video show how to make masks using elastic for the ear pieces.  It is challenging to find elastic because so many people are making masks for donation.  The second video describe how to make the masks using bias tape.  You could also use remaining fabric or even high quality ribbon.

 

Note: the directions from Vanderbilt do not include the metal for the nose shown in the second video.

Drop-off locations

As needs are changing daily, please email Madalyn Dye (madalyn.dye@jp2hs.org or Emily Mills (emily.mills@jp2hs.org).  Please let them know the number of masks you have made or the the supplies that you would like to donate.  They will return your email and let you know where they are needed.

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