Henry Community Health, Reid welcome mask donations, offer links to patterns

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Henry Community Health
Henry Community Health offers a great big thank you to everyone who has offered to make face masks to give to its staff.
“Your generosity overwhelms and encourages us,” HCH officials said.
This pattern from Buttoncounter.com provides instructions on the type of mask that would be most useful for HCH care team members on the front lines.
This particular mask has a slot where staff will be able to insert a HEPA Filter that can be removed so the mask may be washed and used again.
Donors are asked to use flannel or a tightly woven fabric. Masks may be dropped off at the main entrance of the New Castle hospital at its information desk.
“Thank you for helping us to continue to do our jobs effectively and safely,” officials said.

Reid Health
Reid officials say they so appreciate the many offers from the community for handmade face masks.
Reid staff are now accepting these donations as a way to provide contingencies because of national supply issues with Personal Protective Equipment.
Staff will ensure they are laundered per infection control standards and then made available for use by Reid’s team and other community organizations should the need arise.
They will follow the CDC guidelines for using cloth masks in a time of crisis.
Reid offers detailed instructions for making masks as well as a form for in-kind donations to be submitted with the masks.
Masks can be delivered at the Reid Health main entrance at the Valet Parking office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Door screeners will meet you at your vehicle – there’s no need to get out.
Masks can also be received at Nancy’s Fancy’s Sewing Corner, 1446 NW 5th in Richmond from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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