There are a few ways the community can help to address COVID-19. Stay home, give blood if possible, make a donation, or consider making masks for non-clinicians.
To be clear, at this time Carle has sufficient supply of surgical masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for clinicians and continues to follow CDC guidance for the safety of patients and staff.
Any sewn masks do not prevent COVID-19, but may prevent spread of germs for people outside of patient care.
For those who wish to make masks, the following criteria must be followed:
- Make masks following these directions online: https://youtu.be/ueWkAuY3k6Y
- Bundle 25 masks in sealed zip lock bag.
- Carle will schedule pick up for packages of sewn masks from porches within Champaign and Vermilion Counties. Pick up must be arranged by emailing email@example.com.
Volunteers should follow the state’s Stay Home Order and shouldn’t leave their homes to purchase supplies and shouldn’t bring the masks to any location.
Thank you for your continued support.