Q: Where can I drop off masks I have already made?
A: Call ahead to 701-857-6560 if you have masks to drop by, and we will make sure someone can meet you at the door to receive your donation. We are open M-F 8am-430pm. Our address is 225 3rd St SE Minot, ND 58701, and we would like people to come to the south side door across from the courthouse.
Q: Is there a specific pattern needed?
A: There are two recommended styles below for those making from scratch, but any and all donations are being accepted at this time.
Q: Should they be made with elastic or ties?
A: Elastic is preferable if available, but the ties are acceptable. If using elastic, it should be 1/4 inch.
Q: Does this mask need a pocket for an insert?
A: No, no inserts are being used with these masks so they are not necessary.
Q: What kind of fabric should be used?
A: 100% cotton or any other type of tightly woven fabric.
Q: What other tips should be followed when preparing the fabric?
A: Materials should be washed in hot water prior to sewing to prevent shrinkage.
A: Masks will be laundered by the facility prior to use also, so there is no need to launder upon completion.
A: Please use contrasting colors if possible to differentiate the sides of the mask.