Thank you so much for your commitment to the health of our community during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. We have received an outpouring of support – from coffee to fruit, from donated gloves to Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), from thank you notes to lunches for all – and for that, we thank you.
Right now, the best way you can support EvergreenHealth Monroe is through direct monetary donations to our Foundation marked specifically for COVID-19 response. Your thoughtful donation will help us continue to care for our current patients both with and without COVID-19, and will help us prepare for the potential future influx of COVID-19 patients.
Visit us online: www.EvergreenHealthFoundation.com/Monroe to make a donation.
Your immediate support today will help ensure our team continues to have the tools and resources available to provide the highest level of care for our patients. We thank you in advance for your continued support.
We have a wonderful team of seamstresses who will meet the current need of surgical/procedural masks, made from sterile wrap. We thank them for their generosity of time and talent.
Should we need additional volunteers for our Sewing Bee we will invite further participation.
Q. What type of fabric is used to sew a surgical/procedural mask?
Surgical masks are made from sterile wrap which is a sterile plastic fabric made from polypropylene. The sewing kits we will provide will include the appropriate quantity of surgical blue wrap required to make one (1) mask.
Due to sterilization factors, we cannot accept fabric masks that are not made from sterile wrap.
Q. Who will use these surgical/procedural masks?
These masks are crucial to our supply needs and will be used by a variety of people including:
- Pharmacy technicians
- EvergreenHealth employees who are not in direct COVID-19 patient care; these include staff that are screening patients and visitors, food service workers, etc.
- Patients who may be coming to campus for an appointment and are experiencing any illness symptoms (fever, cough, runny nose, etc.)
Q. What is included in a sewing kit?
Each sewing kit will create one (1) surgical/procedural mask made from sterile wrap. All materials include sterile wrap, ear loops and instructions will be included in the kit. The only items each seamstress will need is cotton thread (of the color of your choosing!) and a sewing machine.
Once we receive the completed masks back at EvergreenHealth, we will re-sterilize them and distribute for immediate use!
Q. Do I need a sewing machine to sew a mask?
Yes, these kits are designed for sewing machine use.
Q. How can I request a sewing kit?
We are so thankful for the volunteers that have offered their seamstress skills and support to sew surgical/procedural masks. Our group of volunteers will meet the current need of surgical/procedural masks, made from sterile wrap.