Fabric of Care

Cloth masks for COVID-19

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.

About This Newsletter

The Precision Newsletter is an electronic-only publication that is distributed by email. Each issue is sent monthly to patients, alumni patients and friends of the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute. As the official newsletter of the Institute, the content is compiled and prepared by our communications representative and approved by the editor Stuart Klein, executive director of UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. Special bulletin newsletters may occasionally be prepared when timely topics and new developments in proton therapy occur. If you would like to send a Letter to the Editor, please click here.


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