Homemade Face Mask Guide

In efforts to continue to keep our patients and staff's health a top priority, Shenandoah Medical Center is accepting homemade face mask donations. While we currently have PPE in stock, we would like to have this as an option for our staff.

If you have PPE (disposable masks, N95, gowns or face shields) you would like to donate, please feel free to drop them off at the SMC Clinic Entrance.

Mask Specifications

If you would like to utilize your sewing talents in supporting our SMC staff, please use the following guidance to create a homemade cloth mask:

  • 100% cotton fabric, tightly woven, minimum of 160 thread count per square inch
  • Ties and tape – 100% cotton – white or natural color – minimum ¼ inch thick
  • Nose piece – minimum 4 inches long – plastic coated wire twist ties
  • Mask size when complete – 7 inches wide by 3.75 inches long
  • 3 pleats per mask facing upward (from outside view)
  • The mask should have two layers of fabric

Homemade Gown Guidance

Donation Drop-Off Location

SMC Clinic Entrance
1 Jack Foster Dr, Shenandoah, IA

  • Monday-Friday:  7am-6pm
  • Saturday-Sunday:  9am-12pm

1 Jack Foster Drive

Shenandoah, IA 51601


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Clinic Hours

Monday-Friday: 7-5:00pm

Walk-In Clinic Hours

Monday-Friday: 7-6:30pm Saturday-Sunday: 9-12:30pm