Jayne Peterson tells us that masks are once again urgently needed by personnel who are taking care of COVID-19 patients. Earlier in the pandemic, a crew of Esperanza seamstresses started churning out masks made from medical fabric that has a high rating for blocking viruses. The masks were made from a pattern developed and tested at the University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology. They fit correctly for maximum effectiveness and are comfortable, so this is the best pattern to use when sewing with this precious fabric.

Find the pattern here: Mask Pattern – Banner University Medical Center

If you would like to join the team, please contact Liz Farquhar at liz.farquhar51@gmail.com. She can arrange to get you the fabric. If you have made cloth masks that you would like to donate, please contact Liz. She is collecting masks and delivering them to Jayne.