Healthcare Masks Wanted

Calling all crafters! Johnson County is now seeking donated face masks for our community’s healthcare workers, first responders, and other front-line staff working to combat the spread of COVID-19.

While the Library’s buildings have been closed, Makers Angelica and Nick from the Black and Veatch Makerspace in the Central Resource Library have been hard at work sewing masks, and several of our Library staff have since joined in their efforts. If you like to sew and would like to join us from home in assembling masks, our Makers recommend these resources for making masks.

In addition, the County gave this guidance about homemade masks:

  • Pleated masks are better, made with at least two layers of fabric and elastic rather than tied. However, they will take whatever you can make. Elastic may be in short supply.
  • Masks do not need to be pre-washed before being donated.

Completed masks should be dropped off at the Johnson County MED-ACT station, located at 205 E. Flaming Rd. in Olathe, during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mask Making