Category Archives: facemasks

Facemasks slow the spread of COVID-19

Public asked to bring their own facemask to hospital, clinics Gritman Medical Center has worked to keep you, your loved ones and our communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through it all, we have looked to you to help in limiting the spread of the virus. And we still need your help – in fact, […]

Staying safe as we reopen

Wearing a facemask is still critically important As stay-home orders are being gradually eased and more and more people are venturing out into public, it is still critically important to follow social distancing recommendations, frequently wash your hands and to wear a cloth facemask. A significant number of people infected with COVID-19 lack symptoms and […]

We need your help

To date, more than 1,500 facemasks have been sewn and donated to Gritman Medical Center, and we are so grateful for the community’s generosity, dedication and support. These masks are critical for keeping our staff and patients safe during the COVID-19 crisis, and they truly are making a difference. However, to meet our needs during […]

Community ‘sews’ seeds of love for frontline health care workers

UPDATES: Firstly, a million thanks for your kindness and generosity – the masks have been great! This website has patterns and useful information on how to create masks. Here are a filter pattern and a video playlist with additional information and instruction on how to create respiratory filters. Updates we are learning as we get […]