How to make a Face Mask
Due to an outpouring of generous responses to our request for sewn masks, we have created this database to help connect individuals and companies making masks to those organizations needing masks.
We are welcoming fabric masks from our community as we prepare for COVID-19.
Orders for standard/disposable masks are on long back-orders, due to both demand and supply chain issues. Other hospitals across the country are reporting the same supply concerns.
Thank you so much for your interest and care.
While fabric masks are not to be used in the care of COVID-19 patients, according to the CDC, fabric masks are a crisis response option when other supplies have been exhausted. Fabric masks can also be helpful in other areas of patient care as supplies of PPE are depleted.
“Prior to modern disposable masks, washable fabric masks were standard use for hospitals,” said Dawn Rogers, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Patient Safety & Infection Prevention Office. “We will be able to sterilize these masks and use them repeatedly as needed. While it’s less than ideal, we want to do our best to protect our staff and patients during this pandemic.”
Details about making/delivering fabric masks for our staff
- The pattern is courtesy of The Turban Project*
- Use tightly-woven cotton fabric on both sides.
- When your masks are complete, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for delivery.
- (You will be met in a facility parking lot at a pre-arranged time.)
- Collected masks will be immediately sent to laundry/processing to be prepared for use.
- Any surplus masks will be distributed to other organizations in need.
How to make a Face Mask - Video
Organization Mask Request Form
*By completing the request form below you are authorizing your organization information to be placed in a public directory to receive donated sewn face masks. Deaconess Hospital, Inc, will not be coordinating any delivery efforts with any one donating sewn face mask outside of the Evansville, IN tri-state area.
Adult size, child size, amount needed if known.
Directions for Sewn Masks Drop-Off at Deaconess Hospital Midtown
Thank you for helping the medical community by making masks.
You may drop off masks at:
Deaconess Midtown Hospital, 600 Mary St, Evansville, IN 47710 Health Sciences Building
(Use this address for accurate Google map directions)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 5 AM to 10 PM
A donation bin is located just inside the main entrance doors. Please leave masks in that bin. You do not need to speak with anyone at the time of delivery.
Detailed directions from Virginia Street:
From Virginia Street, turn north on Edgar Street (going toward the hospital). A parking garage will be on your right as you drive. Then, there will be a large brick building on your left. That building is the Health Sciences Building. Turn left into the circle drive (be aware it is a one-way circle) and park near the entrance doors.