Many members of the community have generously offered to make cloth masks. As we have engaged our teams in planning for a possible surge of COVID-19 patients, we have identified those employees who may wear cloth masks instead of the traditional surgical mask. Therefore, in an effort to preserve our supply of loop masks and to prepare in the event of a surge, we are asking the community for cloth mask donations. These cloth masks are only used by employees who are working in a non-patient encounter areas. That is, those employees who are not in the vicinity of patients and are working in areas not frequented by patients. In direct patient care areas, employees will continue to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Completed masks should be packaged securely and delivered to one of the following locations:
- CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga Surgical Services Entrance B
- CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson’s Main Entrance
- CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia’s Main Entrance
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.