MASKS: Sewing and Donation
A generous way to increase our inventory of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is to join the national movement of volunteers who sew masks. This effort is in response to the Center for Disease Control's guidance that fabric masks are a crisis response option when other supplies have been exhausted.
Below is general guidance for those who wish to participate and help by sewing masks for donation.
Important infection prevention
Before starting to sew, please ask yourself the following questions:
Have you been in contact with anyone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
Do you have fever, cough, or shortness of breath?
If you are able to answer “NO” to both questions, please feel free to make your mask(s).
If you answer “YES” to either or both questions, please do not make masks. If you are experiencing cough, fever, or shortness of breath and have a concern that you may have COVID-19, please call your primary care provider for a risk assessment and review our COVID-19 resources.
Instructions for masks
100% unused cotton fabric for the front – no metallic fabrics please
100% cotton or cotton flannel for the back
1/8”, 1/4”, or 3/8” flat elastic, or 1/4” inch bias tape
Video instructions: Instructional video from Deaconess Health System.
Written instructions: How to Make a Mask
Related questions: Feel free to visit the Fabric Mask Making Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Facebook page.
Dropping off masks
Masks should be dropped off in re-sealable plastic bags. You may mail your donations to APD or drop them off starting on April 9th between 7am - 3pm weekdays at the Hospital's “RECEIVING” door (lower level of the Main Hospital, shown below in red). Please look for the mask drop off sign and ring the bell at the receiving door.
Materials Management: MASKS
10 Alice Peck Day Drive
Lebanon, NH 03766