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No, you shouldn’t be sewing hospital masks just yet

MADISON (WKOW) -- UW Health says they appreciate the efforts of community groups to make hand-sewn masks for their staff, however, UW Health cannot accept them just yet.

According to a UW Health Facebook post, due to infection control requirements, they cannot accept unsolicited items, like hand-sewn masks.

UW Health is asking people to not drop off any handmade masks or any other hand made protective equipment.

Before sewing any masks, UW said people should wait until they hear from them as there will be specific guidelines that will need to follow for UW Health to accept the masks.

UPDATE 3/23:There has been overwhelming response to our email request on the sewing of masks. At this time, we will not...

Posted by UW Health on Friday, March 20, 2020
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