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Wearing Masks

We encourage our community members to wear cloth or homemade masks when leaving home, and especially when inside any Valley Health building. Please practice social distancing as well. Thank you for keeping our caregivers safe!

Say Thank You to a Caregiver

Our caregivers are driven to bring you the best healthcare. We want to make sure they feel valued every day, but especially during this difficult time. If there is a Valley Health provider you would like to recognize, please visit and join us in thanking them for all they do.

Making a Gift to the COVID-19 Response Effort

Healthcare needs are changing daily and donated funds can assist us in caring for our patients and staff. To make a gift to the COVID-19 Response Effort, visit and select "Where it is Needed Most" for your hospital.

Donate PPE Supplies

Donations of the following PPE items are being accepted (unopened packages only) in the marked bins at Winchester Medical Center South Tower Entrance.

  • Masks: Surgical/pleat masks and N95
  • Gloves: Latex-free only
  • Face shields: Any type
  • Eye protection: Any type
  • 3D Printed Ear Savers and Face Shields

For corporate donations of supplies, large deliveries, or sharing the capability of producing supplies (ex. manufacturing, 3D printing), please contact us at

Making Hand-Sewn Masks

In just two week’s time, our community made and donated over 17,000 hand-sewn masks
as part of our Sew Helpful Community Challenge. We had hoped to receive 10,000 masks—and thanks to you, we smashed that goal. These masks are in use today, protecting our care givers and patients and helping us preserve and extend our supply of personal protective equipment.

We will continue to accept facemask donations and use them to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of those who are receiving care or working on our campuses.


Masks will be received at the drop-off locations listed below and will be sanitized before being distributed to staff. In order to ensure the highest possible level of protection, please follow these step-by-step instructions for making masks with elastic and masks without elastic.

Step-by-Step Videos

Ruth Rau of Mouse Loves Pig® shares a step by step video guide to making hand-sewn masks for Valley Health caregivers.

Video Instruction (Without Elastic)

Video Instruction (With Elastic)

Drop Off Locations

Masks may be dropped off weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations. Please place finished masks in a bag with the number of enclosed masks written visibly on the outside of the bag.