We are welcoming fabric masks from our community as we prepare for COVID-19.
Thank you so much for your interest and care.
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. Masks are not needed for the general public, but for patients who come into the hospital.
According to the CDC, fabric masks are a crisis response option when other supplies have been exhausted.
“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 patients:
- Use the pattern in the PDF document below.
- Use tightly-woven cotton fabric.
- Please remember that both women and men in a variety of roles may wear these masks.
- When you have a minimum of 20 masks completed, drop them off in the Calvary Church office vestibule (605 Douglas Street Alexandria, MN 56308 - open 24hrs/day) or call 320-763-5178 to arrange delivery. Calvary or our law enforcement officials will deliver them to the hospital.
Watch a video on how to make masks here: