Cover Sinclair: Mask Donation Program

 SINCLAIR is COVERED!!
We asked our community for enough donated masks to get us through this public health crisis and our community responded! Thanks to the talent, skill, and generosity of stitchers from Middletown to Clearbrook and Berryville to Shawnee Land we TRIPLED our original mask goal!!

Our sincere thanks to the numerous groups, individuals, and community organizations who spent countless hours at their sewing machines to help COVER SINCLAIR! Your masks are already at work, and our patients, team members, and volunteers love them.

We are forever grateful.
Thank you.

While we are still accepting gifts of masks, we encourage you to consider supplying masks to the businesses that will be re-opening in the weeks ahead.

 

COVER SINCLAIR is the mask donation program of the Sinclair Health Clinic, designed to help us safely and effectively serve our community and meet our mission during the COVID-19 health crisis and the ongoing shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

On this page you’ll find general guidance should you wish to participate and help by sewing masks to Cover Sinclair.

Thank you for donating your time and talent, we appreciate your generosity and thank you in advance for COVERING SINCLAIR!

 

If you can’t sew, you can still make a mask for yourself. The video below gives you a step by step guide to making a mask for you or other members of your family. We are not accepting the types of masks shown in the video below through the Cover Sinclair mask donation program, but we want you to be safe! If you are coming to visit us at SHC, try making one of these first.

4 STEPS to COVER SINCLAIR

STEP 1.

LET’S START WITH YOU

  1. Have you been in contact with anyone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  2. Do you have fever, cough or shortness of breath?

If you are able to answer “NO” to both questions, then proceed with making masks.

If you answer “YES” to either or both questions, please do not make masks. If you are experiencing cough, fever, or shortness of breath and have a concern that you may have COVID-19 please call your primary care provider for a risk assessment

STEP 2.

GATHER SUPPLIES & TOOLS

  • The mask making materials are ready for pick up NOW by calling Tricia, at 540-878-0802.

  • The material has been cut into 1-yard and 4-yard pieces and comes with binding tape to use for ties.

OR USE YOUR OWN FABRIC:

  • Tight Weave Cotton Fabric (like quilters cotton) – at least 12”X9”
  • Lightweight Fusible Interfacing 12” X9”
  • We prefer masks made with ties (based on the sterilization process we use) but will accept those made with elastic.
  • Basic Sewing Supplies

Supplies can be found at JOANN Fabric or other fabric retailers (like Walmart).

STEP 3.

MAKE THE MASKS

  • Download the pattern  and step by step directions by clicking here for the DIY COVER SINCLAIR printable PDF.

STEP 4.

DELIVER THE MASKS
Fabric masks should be placed in re-sealable plastic bags and either dropped-off or mailed to:
Sinclair Health Clinic
301 N. Cameron Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(you may drop them at the front desk).

One way to supplement our ever-changing inventory of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is to join the national movement of volunteers who have started to sew masks. This generous outpouring is in response to the Center for Disease Control’s guidance that fabric masks are a crisis response option when other supplies have been exhausted.

Have questions or suggestions? Call Jeff at 540-536-1682 or email jstern@sinclairhealthclinic.org.

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