How to Help Prevent the Spread of Covid-19 in 7 Steps

Updated: May 14




This Corona virus is spreading more and more here in the states. Each state is trying there best to contain it and stop the spread.


We all have to do our part as well.


So here are some ways you can help stop the spread of Covid-19 and help your local Hospitals.




Stop the Spread

Source: World Health Organization


A Guide to When to Use a Mask

Source: World Health Organization

A Guide on When to Use a Mask part 2

Source: World Health Organization

Donate:


PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Most hospitals will gladly accept new, unused PPE, such as:

  • N95 respirators

  • Dust masks

  • Eye protection

  • Goggles

  • Face shields

  • Boxes of nitrile gloves

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Disinfecting wipes

Face Mask-making Materials

  • Fabric bolts – Tightly-woven, breathable cotton fabric (preferred), or fabric blend, also tightly-woven and breathable, in any color or pattern, can be donated to help us create face masks

  • Cut pieces of fabric – Tightly-woven, breathable cotton fabric (preferred), or fabric blend, also tightly-woven and breathable, cut to 6-inches by 10-inches.

  • Swatches of fabric – If you have swatches of tightly-woven, breathable cotton fabric (preferred), or fabric blend, also tightly-woven and breathable fabric, we can use that as well

  • Elastic banding

  • Sewing machines

Those who have a sewing machine and sewing skills are invited to make fabric face masks for our team. Each person can use and reuse the same mask after laundering it. This helps us preserve our supply of professionally manufactured PPE. If you would like to sew face masks for LVHN, look for face mask sewing patterns and instructions on the web or use instructions (and watch video tutorials)


Here is one tutorial. (Check with your local hospital for a their specific request)



Materials you will need to sew a face mask

Use tightly-woven, breathable cotton fabric (preferred) or another tightly-woven, breathable fabric blend, in any color or pattern. You also will need elastic banding that’s used for sewing.

*Important: To ensure the health and safety of hospital employees, only healthy individuals with no one in their household experiencing symptoms should consider donating fabric and masks.



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