Help protect our courageous caregivers: SSM Health seeking face mask donations

SSM Health is overwhelmed by acts of support for our caregivers from the communities they serve during this unprecedented time.

They are now asking our communities to make and donate cloth face masks that will be used as additional protection for their caregivers and patients.

Donations to SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital – Shawnee can be arranged by calling (405) 808-8809.

The CDC says the use of simple cloth face masks can slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. 

Homemade Cloth Face Masks Should

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

More information about how to make cloth face masks can be found on the CDC website.