University Hospitals providing kits, seeking volunteers to sew masks for healthcare workers

University Hospitals on Cleveland's East Side.
Posted at 9:37 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 22:04:30-04

CLEVELAND — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, University Hospitals is seeking individuals who can sew masks for healthcare providers.

Under normal circumstances, a fabric mask is not recommended for clinical use, but due to the COVID-19 crisis, the hospital has adjusted its usage of the fabric masks, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to allow healthcare providers to use them for patients without COVID-19.

  • Those who have experience sewing and would like to volunteer to assist those on the frontline can pick up a kit at four different locations:

Mask kits will be available for drive-by pick-up Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are not required to pick up the materials.

University Hospitals said it is very important volunteers use the specific design and materials they are providing.

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