The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
Read more from the CDC here.
Quincy Medical Group is in Need of Cloth Masks
As many of you know, medical facilities around the country are supplementing their face mask supplies with home-sewn alternatives.
Our community has been generous and we appreciate every mask we have received. If you’re still sewing cloth face coverings and are looking for drop-off information, we’d love to have them for our staff and our patients. You can drop them off the southwest corner of our Materials Management Building (235 N. 12th St) Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Just ring the bell!
- Deaconness Health has great information with a pattern and video tutorial.
- Joann Fabric has many patterns and tutorials on their website. We LOVE the idea of using non-woven interfacing on the fabric as an extra layer of protection.
No-Sew options for You and Your Family
The CDC has patterns for sew and no-sew masks starting on page 2. The videos below have great ideas for masks made with items you may already have at home.