As Cullman Regional continues to manage its supply of personal protective equipment, it’s allowing for the making of alternative, non-commercially produced cotton masks.
The CDC recommends cloth face coverings should:
- fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- be secured with ties or ear loops
- include multiple layers of fabric
- allow for breathing without restriction
- be able to be laundered
The hospital also continues to accept the following unused and unopened items:
- Clorox with bleach (concentrate and wipes)
- Hand sanitizer
- Surgical masks
- Safety goggles or eye shields
Hospital officials want to make it clear they haven’t run out of supplies, but are monitoring supplies daily and creating backup supplies in case there is a surge in patient volume. The hospital currently has an adequate supply of N95 masks, PPE and ventilators.
“We’ve had several community members reach out to us wanting to donate handmade masks,” said Lindsey Dossey, Vice President of Marketing. “We appreciate the willingness of the community to help out during this time of crisis.”
Those wishing to donate can contact the Cullman Regional COVID-19 Information Line at 256-735-5530 or drop off items at the main entrance of the hospital.