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Masks and Gowns Network

Create a network of mask and gown makers for healthcare workers and first responders.

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Healthcare centers are reporting critical need for masks and gowns to protect healthcare and emergency response workers.  Many hands are now empty, idle and willing to work. We can provide access to materials and instructions for creating and distributing these items.  Clear, accurate information must be provided to the network of volunteers as to how to access materials, assemble and distribute masks and gowns. 

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Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

I want to be useful, but don't know how to access materials, instructions and distribution networks.  Expertise must certainly be available.  This expertise (medical, logistical) must be verified to assure integrity and usefulness.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • No

In what ways did you share this information?

I am sharing this with your network in hopes we can quickly respond to this critical need.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • News: Print
  • News: Radio

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

How can we use our hands and minds to help?  Staying home, avoiding crowds, we are doing.  Fill our idle hands and hours with useful work?

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

Most US citizens.

What is your current profession?

Retired software manager.

In what city are you located?

Edmond, Oklahoma

In what country are you located?

United States


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