TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare is making a putting out a call for homemade masks to protect their workers.
On Tuesday, TMH put out a call for help on social media:
As part of that call for help, TMH is accepting home-sewn cloth face masks and commercial grade personal protective equipment (PPE) donations to help protect healthcare workers as supply shortages continue due to coronavirus.
The masks will not be used when caring for suspected or COVID-19 positive patients. Instead, they'll be used for non-COVID-19 related care.
The hospital says they have "evaluated various instructions" and chose a pattern they believe will offer the highest level of protection for their workers.
We've heard from many in our community on how to support us during this crisis. To continue providing excellent care it is essential to keep our colleagues and community healthy. Here are a variety of ways you can help #COVID19 #YourHospitalForLife pic.twitter.com/hhbV7tJ3ks— Tallahassee Memorial (@TMHFORLIFE) April 2, 2020
- You can drop off your home-made masks or PPE at two donation locations:
- TMH Marketing & Communications – 1308 Hodges Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32303
- TMH Foundation – 1331 East 6th Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32303