A Prince George’s County, Maryland, hospital now seeks public donations of elastic fabric to make face masks as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has personal protective equipment in short supply across the country.
Council member Thomas E. Dernoga said in an email that UM Prince George’s Hospital Center needs elastic bands to make facial masks for staff in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The elastic bands have to be unused and 1/4 inches in width.
District 1 office is collecting elastic bands (¼ inches in width) to make masks for UM Prince George’s Hospital. To donate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask you package the elastic bands in a plastic bag and place the bag in your mailbox or outside your door. pic.twitter.com/M7XKzmJTue
— Tom Dernoga (@TomDernogaD1) March 27, 2020
To donate, contact Dernoga at email@example.com, and one of the members of his team will pick them up. Package the elastic bands in a resealable plastic bag and place the bag in your mailbox or outside your door.
So far, about 87 masks have been made because of donations across the Prince George’s County.
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NOTE: This story was updated on March 28, 2020, to clarify that the hospital seeks donations of elastic fabric.