Many of the hospitals in and around Toronto are looking for 1000s or more masks/week. They are saving N95 and surgical masks for staff. However, for non-medical staff and patients, they are accepting homemade masks: https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/2020/3/27/1_4871085.html
There are many different designs and styles of masks that can be made at home. Based on recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the Canadian Government, the style and components of the masks can be modified to have a better fit with an adjustable nose clip and incorporate a removable filter for increased protection.
-Filters may help to eliminate 93% of particulates larger than 0.3 microns: https://www.businessinsider.com/homemade-mask-using-hydro-knit-shop-towel-filters-better- 2020-4?amp
-The overall design of the mask can be seen here: https://www.kuow.org/stories/even-diy-masks-block-coronavirus-here-are-tips-before-you-sew
-For more information regarding homemade masks visit the following links:
My family and I plan to help out by making 150-200 masks/week. However, that is not enough. These masks cost approx $1 per piece and we need your help to maximize production!
You can help by sewing and/or donating. If you have sewing machine and willing to put few hours, please join my campaign by calling me (647 545 4901) or emailing me at email@example.com. 100% of proceeds from your donations will go towards the material cost.
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