As the number of cases of COVID-19 grows in our area, Faith Regional Health Services is asking for the help of sewers in the community to support preventing future supply shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by sewing cloth masks and gowns.
Faith Regional has been diligent in monitoring the supply of PPE used to protect the staff and patients in the hospital, including the supply of surgical masks, N95 masks, and surgical gowns. To remain prepared, Faith Regional Health Services is welcoming the community’s help by sewing and donating cloth masks and polyester water-resistant shower curtains. The cloth masks are currently being utilized by non-clinical staff and patients in an outpatient setting. The gowns would be used in clinical areas should the hospital face a gown shortage due to long back orders that other hospitals have recently experienced.
Donated cloth masks and gowns can be dropped off at the Donation Drop Box that is located outside of Materials Management at Faith Regional Health Services located at 301 N. 29th Street, Norfolk, NE 68701. Items can be dropped off between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Donors are encouraged to fill out a donation form when dropping off at the donation drop box.
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For the latest on Coronavirus (COVID-19), we recommend visiting the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site and/or Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department web site.
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