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Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare asking for more home-sewn cloth face masks to protect all its employees

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
Posted at 4:14 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 19:56:45-04

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.

  • 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

For instructions on how to sew a homemade mask for donation, click here. For a list of all the PPE items TMH is requesting, click here.