Wellspan Health’s engineering team has tested several models of home-sewn face masks and has provided a pattern for making masks that can be used by their hospitals.
Wellspan hospitals will begin accepting donated masks on Monday.
Wellspan said a mask with a center pocket in the back for additional filter materials which could catch and absorb coughs and sneezes offers added protection.
Those materials would be inserted after the masks are washed.
While home-sewn masks are not considered normal hospital personal protective equipment, they may have a use in this rapidly changing environment.
Please download the pattern and delivery instructions to local hospitals here.