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New Pattern for Hand Sewn Protective Masks

New Pattern for Hand Sewn Protective Masks

Cook County Emergency Operations Center

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA ~ April 1, 2020  (LSN) Cook County's healthcare facilities announce an updated pattern recommended for COVID-19 hand sewn protective masks. Individuals creating hand sewn masks are asked to please utilize the pattern outlined in this media release. Contact the EOC donations manager at 218-387-3638 or covid19donations@co.cook.mn.us to arrange delivery of hand sewn masks or other items identified in the Donations Section below on this hub.  

Cook County’s healthcare facilities have updated the pattern recommended for COVID-19 hand sewn protective masks.

 

Cook County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Incident Co-Commander Grace Grinager said that the refinement request occurred during a briefing with local healthcare directors on Sunday.

“Healthcare needs are being refined as the situation evolves,” Grinager stated. “The updated mask recommendation has been developed utilizing input from staff. We ask that individuals creating hand sewn masks utilize the following guide.”

Cook County’s healthcare facilities have updated the pattern recommended for COVID-19 hand sewn protective masks.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SEWING MASK

Created by Good Clothing Company

 

1.  Cut two pieces of 10” x 8” fabric.

2.  With right sides together, overlock long sides (10”).

3.  Turn right side out/serged seams on the interior.

4.  Overlock both open ends.

5.  Fold serged ends over to create a ½” casing for the twill tape.

6.  Cut twill tape at 39”. Mark twill tape at 18”, 3”, 18”. At the first mark, leaving an

18” tail at the top of the casing, fold casing over the twill tape, tack casing in place and sew 1/8” of an inch seam allowance (middle of serged edge) for entire length of casing – stop at end, pull twill tape to the 3” mark, tack at 3” mark, leaving 18” of twill tape at opposite end. Pulling will gather the mask.

7.  Repeat step 6 on other side.

 

Masks may be delivered by contacting the EOC donations manager at 218-387-3638 or covid19donations@co.cook.mn.us. Phone and emails will be answered between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Drop-offs will be accepted by appointment only between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays

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About Cook County Minnesota

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Cook County is at the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead region in the remote northeastern part of the state, stretching from the shores of Lake Superior to the US-Canada border. By land it borders Ontario, Canada to the north, and Lake County, MN to the west.  The highest point in Minnesota, Eagle Mountain is 2,301 feet and the highest lake,  Total Area equals 3,339.72 sq miles

Cook County is home to three national protected areas:
Grand Portage National Monument
Superior National Forest
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

 Grand Portage 
 Gunflint Trail      Superior Hiking Trail
 Grand Marais     Lutsen Mountains
Cook County include:

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