MASKS AND SCRUB CAPS

During this time of medical concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Taylor Regional Hospital and The Cancer Center at Taylor Regional Hospital have need of medical masks and surgical caps for patients and staff.

The patterns and instructions available here are specific to the requests received by Taylor County Extension Homemakers from Taylor Regional Hospital and The Cancer Center at Taylor Regional Hospital, and these are the guidelines we should follow if making items for them.

Completed items for donation to Taylor Regional Hospital and The Cancer Center of Taylor Regional Hospital should be delivered to the Extension Office during regular business hours. If you have questions, contact the office at 270-465-4511.

 

How to Use a Cloth Mask (from CDC) 

 

For Taylor Regional Hospital

 

University of Kentucky Children's Hospital

Mask Instructions:

Instructions and patterns for making masks best suited for our needs can be found at:

The Stitching Scientist (with elastic) -- We do recognize elastic is in short supply, a suitable substitution or ties may be used -- please ensure any materials used are washable.

OR

Instructables (with ties)

Please use tight-weave cotton fabric (such as quilting cotton) purchased within the past year, that has not been used before. Wash and dry fabric without fragrance or dyes prior to sewing.

 

CDC Guidelines

On Friday evening, the CDC released new guidance regarding the use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  The CDC guidance may be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.  A PDF version which may be printed and shared is available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/DIY-cloth-face-covering-instructions.pdf.  Please note this is a recommendation for the general public when in public settings such as grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.  We should also remind clientele that the face cloth is in addition to social distancing, not a substitution.  

 

We have several examples of the healthcare guidance that a medical facility may want to review in this process: UK HealthCare - https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/COVID-19/handmade-mask-gown-donations#section-113526; Owensboro Health - https://www.owensborohealth.org/news-events/news-media/2020/fabric-surgical-masks-information/; Norton Healthcare -- https://nortonhealthcare.com/news/how-to-help-health-care-workers-with-masks-other-supplies/