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Help Us Make Mask Covers for Medical Professionals

Looking to make a difference for health care providers during the fight against COVID-19? Us, too. A lack of personal protective equipment – especially N95 face masks – is putting our nurses, frontline health care workers, and patients at extreme risk. Due to the overwhelming need, Slow North is now pledging to make & donate 150+ mask covers per week. If you would like to join us in this effort, please donate directly to help us cover the production costs. 


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)—such as N95 masks—provide a crucial barrier for medical staff working on the front lines against COVID-19. Our country's supply is dangerously low. Doctors, nurses, and medical teams are wearing their masks long past their intended period of use, often destroying them in the process. But communities around the country are doing their best to come to the aid of these warriors.

Washable mask covers prolong the usability of scarce N95 masks. Hospitals and urgent care centers have approved and are urgently requesting them from anyone willing & able to help. 

Our team at Slow North is answering the call by donating our sewing services, machinery, and talent to this effort. We are already working on production and are collecting materials so we can keep making them for as long as they are needed.  

These masks will be distributed to medical facilities around the central Texas area (ERs, ICUs, urgent care clinics, etc.) who have requested them. We hope to make the biggest local impact we can with these mask covers.

A huge thank you to our Slow North community and our friends over at Chisos Boots for helping us support those who place their lives in harms' way for others daily.

Update as of 03/28: So far, you have donated funds to help us make over 400 mask covers in one week! We have requests continuing to roll in from medical professionals in our area (and beyond), so thank you so much for your continued support! 

While this may help in the desperate interim, this isn't the solution. Please use your voice. Will you sign this urgent petition with National Nurses United to demand that Congress do everything in its power to protect nurses during this crisis with a proper supply of PPE?


With Gratitude,
Michelle Simmons
Owner + Founder of Slow North

 

About Care Mask Covers: These are reusable covers that will go over the N95s to prolong their use. These covers should be sanitized before use and then sanitized at least daily. It is important to stress that these mask covers are intended to be worn on top of N95 type masks, not to act as a replacement for them. The care mask covers are produced from guides that have been reviewed by individual medical doctors who are very grateful to receive them. They are not FDA-tested or FDA-approved. You must use them at your own risk. Slow North does not provide any guarantees and is not assuming any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use of these mask covers. Slow North does not claim that wearing these masks covers will provide protection against infection. We are simply trying to help our frontline neighbors by making what our medical professional community is telling us they need. 

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