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April 1, 2020

Hospital begins accepting hand-sewn mask donations

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Fauquier Health has begun accepting donations of homemade — hand-sewn and 3-D printed — masks.

“Any donated homemade masks will be evaluated before distribution to clinicians or patients,” hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said. “Homemade masks should be made of cotton material and delivered in sealed plastic storage bags.”

Fauquier Health also continues to accept these high-priority donations from the public:

• Personal protective equipment (PPE) masks — N95, isolation and surgical.

• Hand sanitizer.

• Gloves (latex-free).

• Protective eyewear, faceguards and face shields.

• Touchless thermometers — infrared and temporal.

All donations must be in original, unopened containers to maintain infection control standards.

Donations may be delivered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at Fauquier Hospital’s rear loading dock at 500 Hospital Drive.

Valley Health in Winchester provides links to information about making hand-sewn masks.

Click here for Fauquier Health’s COVID-19 information and updates.
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badelectronics · April 12, 2020 at 9:20 pm
Oops. I made two errors below. If you catch them, you may let me have it.
badelectronics · April 12, 2020 at 9:18 pm
@Bestkeptsecrets: What an interesting comment. It really got me to thinking. Are you saying I should start a new born with 1 gram protein per day and boost them up over a period of 30 days to 30 grams a day? Or are you saying that with my renal problems I should start out with 1 gram a day and work my way up to 32 grams? How much water do you suppose I should take while I am taking Coumadin? Should I brush my eyes and the inside of my nose with Spry to try and kill COVID-19 which will enter via those routes vice my mouth? Finally, I'll leave you with this, the chemical compound is XYLITOL, not zyitol [sic].

Savefauquiercounty2019 · April 4, 2020 at 4:58 am
Why isn't the general public questioning how come teenagers whose neurons are not developed can fix and serve fast foods but educated business owners be shut down? Can't business owners follow public health or CDC guidelines? Why isn't antibody testing going on? Millions of Americans already had CV in Jan, Feb and March. Let these goid people be tested and if tgey have the antibodies for CV , let them return to work. All licensed heakth care professional are educated in aseptic technique...let them go about their nirmal routines.
PabloCruz · April 3, 2020 at 4:50 pm
BKS please stop posting your medical opinions. The best way to prevent coronavirus is to follow the CDC recommendations.

BestKeptSecrets · April 1, 2020 at 10:46 am
We wish our health care professionals well. We love all of you especially the nurses who have direct contact with patients over 12 hours a shift. Please remember that during stressful times your glutamine levels decrease. You can not eat enough protein to bring these levels back up on your own. University of Maryland and NIH have research studies, data on line which shows the importance of maintaining these levels. UM recommends up to 32 to 40 grams a day. You can get supplements on line at Vitamin Shoppe or at the Natural Market. Start off with 1 gram a day and build up. Drink plenty of water to keep your mucus membranes wet. Read about xyitol. Consider chewing gum or mints with xyitol. It is in mouthwash and toothpaste. Spry is a good one. Studies have shown it kills bacteria and viruses. Stay safe. If Fauquier Health needs retired health care professionals they should be preparing now...
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