Fabric of Care
In response to the coronavirus, the group gatherings, luncheons and hands-on art activities have been temporarily suspended, but the helping spirit and support is still going strong. For example, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines for wearing masks to include everyone, our artist-in-residence Pamela Gardener took out her scissors, needle, thread and fabric and started sewing. Others on staff and in the community joined in, and before long, there were enough cloth masks to supply every non-clinical employee and every patient with the protection they needed.
“Thank you to everyone who pitched in to help, and thank you to everyone for doing your part to protect yourselves and each other by wearing the cloth masks,” said Bradlee Robbert, director of operations at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute.