- Fabric masks do not protect from COVID-19. These masks are last resort options intended for use by healthcare professionals who understand the role they may play in their healthcare situation and have specifically requested them.
- Elastic loops may not be able to bleached and sanitized in some settings. Fabric ties can be used and are a good option.
- Use 100% cotton fabric that is pre-washed
- Masks MUST be sewn well – no frayed edges or missed seams
- If you are sick or have potentially been exposed to someone who is sick, please wait until you are recovered and out of danger before sewing masks
- Package masks in sealed plastic bags or plastic containers with lids.
- Locations are continually added
- When you send masks to a location listed on this site, please report it to us so that we can track fulfillment. Please ONLY send us count information for locations we have listed.
Surgical-style mask from
- Deaconess Health Mask Instructions using elastic
- Deaconess Health Mask Instructions adapted for using fabric ties (preferred)
- AccuQuilt Cutting System Mask Instructions using elastic
- Sewing Tips for fabric tie options:
- Use bias tape or make your own fabric ties using a tool that makes 3/4″ tape. Fabric can be cut across the width instead of on the bias.
- Some sewing machines have special accessories for making bias tape and attaching the tape in one step.
- Make bias tape using a binder foot.
- AccuQuilt users can use the AccuQuilt GO! Cutter and 1 3/4″ strip cutter
Olson Mask from UnityPoint Health (Cedar Rapids)
- Printable pattern & instructions
- Additional information regarding the Olson Mask
NOTE: The micron filters and skin adhesives will be added by the healthcare facility.