Looking to connect with mask makers on Facebook? Join a generous group of people working with manufacturers sourcing materials, sewing masks (sharing tips and tricks), sharing mask designs, and sharing which hospitals are in need. They have nurses in the group too. If you’re ready to start sewing, join their
Join this grassroots collective to make masks
A grassroots collective is seeking to provide short-term relief for medical workers by mobilizing sewists, makers, and organizers to hand-sew and deliver masks to facilities affected by mask shortages. They are organizing using Google Docs. They have centralized a lot of very good, well-organized information. You can learn more about
Make medical masks in West Virginia
WV Caring is making medical masks out of cloth in Arthurdale, West Virginia. They are a non-profit that provides hospice care for the terminally ill. WV Caring is determined to stay open and continue caring for their patients. If you have a sewing machine and you’d like to help, call
Do you have a 3D printer?
Do you have a 3D printer sitting at home or at the office? Consider putting it to use making emergency medical supplies. Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute is asking those interested in connecting with researchers working on 3D printing masks to email them. (information was tweeted out by @NBC10Boston. Here’s
Oklahoma is looking for mask makers
Stillwater Medical Center is looking for folks who can sew cloth masks to help with the nationwide shortage. Masks must be 4 layers of fabric, for filtering, and need to be adjustable.
Gov asks for medical supplies in NY
From Governor Andrew Cuomo: NY has a critical need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including gloves, gowns, and masks as well as ventilators.
Masks in Need in New Jersey
Received information that Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey is running low on N95 and are in need masks.
Deaconess asks public to sew CDC-compliant face masks for staff
If you are from outside the Evansville, Indiana area, consider reaching out to a hospital, nursing home, cancer-related organization, etc. near you, as many other health care facilities are also experiencing shortages in masks.
Make Some PPE
This is a great resource for making masks of all kinds. This site features links to the best do-it- yourself PPE from Makers around the world. Please let us know if you have any additions. Most resources were gleaned from the awesome community at: Open Source COVID19 Medical
What’s the best material to make a mask?
Researchers at Cambridge University tested a wide range of household materials for homemade masks. To measure effectiveness, they shot Bacillus atrophaeus bacteria (0.93-1.25 microns) and Bacteriophage MS virus (0.023 microns in size) at different household materials.