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.
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