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Spectrum Health to distribute handmade face masks to healthcare workers & community partners

Spectrum Health
Posted at 11:14 AM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 11:27:29-04

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health will soon handout handmade face masks to healthcare workers and community partners.

This comes with the recommendation that everyone wear a reusable mask while out in public.

Long term care facilities and nonprofits partnered with Spectrum Health will receive masks based on supply and demand.

“Because people in the community have been so generous with their time and talents, we have collected more than 6,000 masks,” said Kurt Knoth, vice president of supply chain, Spectrum Health. “We encourage those who are able, to please continue making and donating masks. This will help us to reduce the community spread of COVID-19 by providing the reusable masks to the people within our communities in greatest need.”

For those wishing to contribute click here for an instructional video on the preferred design and how to sew them.

Find out more about their drop off sites by clicking here.