While it has yet to occur in Orlando, some hospitals in the United States are encouraging locals to make fabric face masks and bring them to hospitals.
Deaconess Hospital, located in Indiana, is one of them.
The hospital shared recently that orders for standard/disposable face masks are on long back-orders due to demand and supply chain issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the CDC, fabric masks are a crisis response option when other supplies have been exhausted.
A member of the hospital's Patient Safety & Infection Prevention Office Dawn Rogers said, "Prior to modern disposable masks, washable fabric masks were standard use for hospitals.”
The hospital shared a video tutorial on how to make the masks and called for locals there to call in when their masks are ready to be delivered.
To learn how to make a face mask for our area hospitals, CLICK HERE.
No Orlando hospital has announced a request for the community to make masks at this time.