Due to the current COVID-19 epidemic, nationwide medical facilities are running short on proper PPE gear. One of the items of PPE gear is face masks. Due to the nation wide need of these face masks, it sounds like Alaska is not going to be re-supplied before running out of these face masks.
I propose to construct 500 medical face masks. We want to make these homemade masks with the specifications of the official N95 medical masks in mind. I propose using the Olson Face Mask pattern found online. The Olson mask itself is just made of cotton. To add proper filtration we would add a layer of filtering material in between the cotton layers.
This design seems simple enough for the average person to make, and adaptable enough to add proper filtration. On top of that, the materials needed to construct the masks are not proprietary and are easily available.
I plan on reaching out to the community for assistance constructing these masks as well as providing the materials needed. That is why I am asking for everyone's help in this Gofundme campaign. With everyone's help we can raise the money needed to purchase the materials needed to make these masks a reality. Thanks in advance for everyone's support!
I don't know when the medical facilities will run out of face masks. However, I feel in an effort to be prepared getting these masks into the hands of the medical professionals sooner than later is the right course of action.