Help Us Collect 10,000 Masks

Under new guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Adena Health System now requires every employee, patient and visitor to wear a mask, regardless of symptoms while at any Adena hospital or clinic location.

To help meet this increased need for facemasks for all patients and visitors, the Health System is looking for community help through donations of homemade masks. Adena has set a goal to receive 10,000 homemade facemasks. 

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support to date from the numerous local businesses and community members who have donated medical supplies, including facemasks, through the Adena Health Foundation’s Donation Programs. But, in our continued efforts to keep our patients, visitors and caregivers safe and help limit the spread of respiratory illness, we are accepting new donations homemade facemasks.

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Homemade Masks Made Easy 

The CDC advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings can be made from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost.


Materials Needed-T-Shirt Mask 

  • T-shirt

  • Scissors


Materials Needed-Bandana Mask

  • Bandana (or square cotton cloth approximately 20”x20”)

  • Rubber bands (or hair ties)

  • Scissors (if you are cutting your own cloth)



What You Need to Know 

  • A cloth face covering should be worn whenever people are in a community setting. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing. It is still recommended that you stay at least six feet away from other people.
  • Masks should be routinely sanitized. This can be done safely by using a washing machine. 
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance

 Click here for more information and homemade mask tutorials.