Covenant Health is currently conducting a community-wide mask donation campaign to collect 10,000 masks for use at the health system’s 10 East Tennessee hospitals and other clinic locations.
While people may be hesitant to seek treatment at a hospital or medical office because of concerns about COVID-19, medical care should not be delayed or avoided. To keep patients, visitors and employees safe, all Covenant Health organizations currently require anyone entering their facilities to wear masks or face coverings. Patients and visitors are encouraged to bring masks from home so that the health system’s mask supply can be conserved for use by employees.
Covenant Health launched the “10,000 Masks in 10 Days for 10 Hospitals” campaign in late April with the theme “Behind Every Mask is a Heart.” Thanks to a generous outpouring of community support, Covenant Health is continuing to accept masks for the campaign. Donated masks will be given to patients and visitors who need them when they come to receive care at a Covenant Health hospital or clinic.
Face coverings may be made from cloth and should be washed before donating. Sew and no-sew patterns for masks are available at cdc.gov.
Mask donations can be dropped off at all Covenant Health hospitals, Thompson Cancer Survival Center locations, Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center and several Covenant Medical Group locations. Mask drop-off boxes are conveniently located outside the front entrances.
To learn more about the campaign, participating hospitals and specific drop-off locations, visit CovenantHealth.com/10000-masks-for-10-hospitals-in-10-days/.