DIY Personal Protection

Written by on March 20, 2020

Sought By Hospitals Across The Country

According to a post for the Deaconess Health System (IN), orders for standard/disposable masks are on long back-orders, due to both demand and supply chain issues.  Hospitals across the country are reporting the same supply concerns.

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.” 


  • The pattern is courtesy of The Turban Project*
  • Use tightly-woven cotton fabric on both sides.  
  • Making masks for donation? Please remember that both women and men in a variety of roles may wear these masks

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