We are partnering with local community groups and extending an invitation to our volunteers and employees who sew to produce cloth mask covers. These cloth mask covers would be worn over surgical masks to help sustain the functionality of surgical masks and support employee safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employee Use of Cloth Mask Covers
Should the supply of our surgical and N95 masks get below sustainable levels, we will then deploy these mask covers in an effort to extend the life of our masks.
Volunteering to Sew Cloth Mask Covers
We are partnering with Goodwill Industries and the Dayton Sewing Collaborative to produce 1,000 masks this week, and we will have an ongoing need.
If you would like to volunteer to support this initiative, the approved pattern and material specifications are available here: https://www.madeeveryday.com/fabric-face-mask-free-pattern/
Please note that the pattern is 9 inches wide and 8 inches deep. Click here to see the pattern.
If you do not have access to the materials outlined in the pattern, supply kits will be available at any of our facility drop off locations beginning Friday, March 27. If you do not have access to the materials outlined in the pattern, we are currently sourcing resources to make supply kits. Additional information regarding the availability of supply kits and directions for picking them up will be available later this week.
Cloth Mask Drop Off Locations
Beginning Friday, March 27, completed masks can be dropped off in designated bins at the locations listed below between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Masks will then be laundered and distributed to Kettering Health Network facilities.
- Fort Hamilton Hospital – Main Entrance
- Grandview Hospital – Main Entrance
- Greene Memorial Hospital – Main Entrance
- Kettering Medical Center – Main Entrance
- Soin Medical Center – Main Entrance
- Sycamore Medical Center – Main Entrance
- Southview Hospital – Main Entrance
- Troy Hospital – Main Entrance
You can also drop off mask covers at the front desk of our emergency centers in Huber Heights, Franklin, Middletown, and Preble County. If you are an employee or volunteer and have questions about participating in this initiative, please contact Teresa Fudge (firstname.lastname@example.org).