MGRMC is requiring all visitors to wear masks that cover the face and nose and is soliciting sewers to make cloth masks.
Hospital soliciting sewers to make homemade cloth masks
THATCHER – Visitors who want to go to the Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center (MGRMC) will have to wear a mask that covers their mouth and face starting Thursday, April 2.
MGRMC Director of Public Relations and Marketing Ryan Rapier issued a statement from the hospital Wednesday regarding the policy change.
According to Rapier, the mask does not have to be specifically made to offer respiratory protection to the wearer, but as protection to others from the person wearing it if they happen to be an asymptomatic carrier of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
With that, the mask can be homemade out of cloth or a simple surgical mask. Masks that protect tradesmen from large airborne particles such as when sanding and can be found at hardware stores are also accepted.
Due to the policy change, MGRMC is soliciting donations from community members for homemade cloth masks. If you are willing to sew cloth masks and donate them to the hospital, call (928) 348-4006.
“Thank you in advance for your generous support of our staff and our patients,” the release stated. “Your contributions only emphasize the joint validity of our slogan: It’s About Community!”