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Donation of Home-Made Face Masks and Face Shield Headbands to Support COVID-19 Emergency Response

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: 
Sonja Sheasley, Communications Manager

Donation of Home-Made Face Masks and Face Shield Headbands to Support COVID-19 Emergency Response

Barnstable, MassachusettsApril 3, 2020 – The Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), in service to the Barnstable County Incident Command COVID-19 response, wishes to bring to the public’s attention the following information for people willing to produce and donate face masks and the headbands that hold plastic face shields:

Face Masks:
Donations of home-made or store-bought face masks by the public are needed and welcomed. Put masks to be donated in plastic or paper bags, and on the outside of the bag, please write the number of masks in it.

The MRC Collection Bins are at the following locations and can be used for both face masks and face shield headbands:

Barnstable Village 3195 Main Street, Old Jail Building (County complex, top of the hill)
Brewster 1357 Main Street, Quiltish of Cape Cod
Cotuit  40 School Street, Cotuit Federated Church
Eastham 190 Samoset Road, Eastham Public Library (the bin is at the main entrance)
Falmouth 300 Main Street, Falmouth Public Library (the bin is at the entrance on Kathy Lee Bates Road)
North Truro 103 Shore Road, front porch (next door to Long Point Electric)
Orleans 56 Main Street, Main Post Office Building (the hallway is open during post office lobby hours)
Wellfleet 220 West Main Street, DPW Building

Face Shield Headbands:

Residents who own or have access to 3-D printers and are interested in creating and donating the headbands used to hold plastic face shields are asked to use the FDA-approved design and printing specifications that can be found at this link:

The headbands can be printed at one of two 3D printing websites, or

The face shield itself is a standard plastic, letter-sized report cover attached to the headband.

The MRC wishes to credit the publication and reporter Wheeler Cowperthwaite (4/1/20) for the face shield information.


Donation locations for personal protective equipment may also be located by using the following website:, #GetUsPPE.

For current information on the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) please visit the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment’s website: If you have questions or concerns, please email


ABOUT THE CAPE COD MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS:  The MRC units are made up of locally based, medical and non-medical volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to promote healthy living throughout the year, and to prepare for and respond to emergencies. MRC volunteers supplement existing local emergency and public health resources.  The mission of the Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response, and community resiliency.