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Accepting sewn non-clinical masks

Accepting sewn non-clinical masks

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 makeamask@carle.com
Masks will be laundered before giving to those who are not in clinical roles at Carle locations and will include a typed note that says: These masks do not protect you from the virus that causes COVID-19 but may help prevent the spread of germs. Practicing good hand hygiene, social distancing and staying home are the best protections.

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. 

Visit the Carle COVID-19 Resource Page

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