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TMH now accepting home-sewn masks, commercial grade PPE donations

Posted at 3:45 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 23:26:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare is now 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.

"We appreciate the outpouring interest to provide homemade masks for our colleagues, who continue to serve vulnerable patients and community members," said Stephanie Derzypolski, the VP/Chief Communication Officer.

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.