Welcome to MassMakeMasks, a hub for information on sewing emergency supplies of masks needed by health professionals in light of the COVID-19 emergency. Though we’re centered in Western Massachusetts, we hope folks anywhere find useful information on this site.
NOTE: It’s important to note that fabric masks are only partially effective at blocking transmission of particles containing a virus compared to professional medical grade masks. They should only be used in emergencies when no medical grade masks are available, when a partial chance at preventing transmission is better than none.
(*See the article breaking down effectiveness of materials and the Cambridge Study)
- Emergency Requests
Please send us any distribution sites for mask drop offs in the state.
E-mail this info to Leni.
If you’re in Western Massachusetts and are in need of masks or have masks to donate, we highly recommend checking in with DIY Masks of Western Mass.
Mass Make Masks supports the recommendations of the Massachusetts Public Health Association’s Emergency Task Force on Coronavirus and Equity.