Donating Homemade Masks
Thank you for your interest in helping to make masks for our team members. We are deeply humbled by the enormous outpouring of generosity at this time. As you are likely aware, many places across the country are experiencing a shortage of personal protective equipment. At Orlando Health, we are closely monitoring and managing our supply levels as the health and safety of our team members, patients and overall community remains our focus. To diversify our resources, and to allow a more comfortable mask option for non-clinical situations, we are now accepting homemade masks. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not consider the homemade masks a substitute for surgical masks or N-95 respirators, cloth masks may slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in people who may not yet know they have COVID-19.
Preferred Homemade Mask Specifications
To ensure that masks comply with production guidelines, please sew masks according to the specifications below:
- Tightly woven, high-quality cotton fabric
- Double-layer design
- Rope elastic, beading cord elastic or 1/8” flat elastic
- Fabric or ribbon tie is acceptable
- Size: 9" x 6" (Adult)
Please Take the Following Precautions:
- Do not create homemade masks if anyone in your home is sick
- Wash hands immediately before and after creating and assembling homemade masks
- Keep any household pets away from production area
- Only masks created in a smoke-free environment can be accepted
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Please Download and Print Our Donation Form
Please bring completed form with you when dropping off homemade masks to one of our site locations. Please note, drop-off donations are only accepted Monday - Friday.
Still Have Questions?
Please email us at [email protected].