Covid Convo 5

Melanie Cassady
4 months agoApril 7, 2020
I have on the mask.  It is hot.  I will make it.
Anonymous
4 months agoApril 7, 2020
Kimberly McDaniel- I am making masks for our whole program. Will be done tonight and will bring to work tomorrow
Kirk Elam
4 months agoApril 7, 2020
Awesome Kimberly!  Thank you.
Anonymous
4 months agoApril 7, 2020
Are we wearing these in the homes or only out in public?
Kirk Elam
4 months agoApril 7, 2020
The CDC recommends wearing them in public.  We need to begin wearing them in the home too.  I recognize that this will require some experimentation to figure out how to do it the best way but lets try.
Kirk Elam
4 months agoApril 7, 2020
Here is a link to the Surgeon General making a mask.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPx1yqvJgf4
Kirk Elam
4 months agoApril 7, 2020
Here is a link from the CDC about how to make a mask:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html?fbclid=IwAR0P5XakqLyr4WfdpnAKEoshXwRqP0CKMER0xxvBrP4EYq9QpJj5De___Yc
Anonymous
4 months agoApril 7, 2020
Thanks for the update Kirk
Anonymous
4 months agoApril 7, 2020
Thanks for the information Christine booker
Anonymous
4 months agoApril 7, 2020
Shawna Casper - For creative staffing, do we wear them while we sleep? How about the people we support?
Kirk Elam
4 months agoApril 7, 2020
Great question Shawna!  I would not recommend anyone wearing them while they sleep.  We should encourage the people we support to wear masks, however we should do so in a gentle way.  We should not force a mask on anyone we serve and we should not make anyone with breathing difficulties (like asthma or COPD) or claustrophobia, wear a mask if it results in breathing difficulties.  We need to use our best judgment and call your LPM or AD if you have any questions.  We want everyone to be safe.

Thank you,

Kirk
Anonymous
4 months agoApril 7, 2020
Good idea. I was planning on it anyway.
Anonymous
4 months agoApril 7, 2020
Tim and Diane Duncan thank you for the information
Anonymous
4 months agoApril 7, 2020
Mary Churchill- My back up PM Kim McDaniel is making them for my program so we will all have them. With my asthma afraid the mask will be hot,and when I  get hot I choked up. But will be cautious and wear it.
Linda christy
4 months agoApril 8, 2020
I have seen masks made out of paper towels, T-shirts, pillow cases, as for asthma I would like the air to go through so I picked pillow case much thinner than T-shirt material your choice
Anonymous
4 months agoApril 16, 2020
Thank you I am trying to make some at home
Anonymous
4 months agoApril 25, 2020
Thanks again
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