lady sewing face masks with sewing machine

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Due to a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), Norman Regional Health System is asking for community support to sew cloth masks for our employees and providers, who we call healers.

At this time, the masks will NOT be used for clinical team members working with isolation patients. Our goal is to use these cloth masks for healers in non-clinical areas or for worried well patients. We are working hard to conserve our N95 masks and other PPE for the patient care healers working the front lines of this pandemic.

There are many options for cloth masks online. At this time, we are interested in the options listed here.

Please DO NOT USE wire inserts of any sort. This includes pipe cleaners and floral wire. Only use ribbon, elastic and material for the ties. Please do not use twine or anything that cannot be laundered.

Please help us spread the word on social media and with your friends and neighbors.

Norman Regional is still in need of surgical/isolation masks, 70% hand sanitizer, protective eyewear and face shields as well as protective gowns and/or ponchos. More details can be found at www.NRHFoundation.org/Care2020.

Product donations can be dropped off at the South Entrance of Norman Regional Hospital, 901 N. Porter Ave. Drop offs are welcome Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2 to 4 p.m.