"The CDC has approved hand-sewn masks. You can use cotton and cotton flannel fabric for the inside of the mask. Elastic rope can be used for the earpieces."
McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center will be accepting donation of masks that can be used by healthcare workers in non-isolation situations.
"Historically, fabric masks were the standard in hospitals prior to the modern disposable mask," the hospital said. All fabric masks will be sterilized and used repeatedly by staff caring for non-isolation patients, until the national shortage of PPE is over.
"If the public is interested in donating handmade masks McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center will gladly accept the masks that are made of 100% non-stretch cotton or cotton/poly blend," the hospital said. "Many variations of mask patterns can be found on the internet."
Masks that are donated will be sterilized and distributed to healthcare providers caring for non-isolation patients.