The Phase 1 Mask Project was a coordinated effort of MSL and its members to produce a high quantity of polyester PPE face masks for the Salt Lake area community. These masks have been sent to homeless shelters, group homes and other under-served communities here in Salt Lake as well as local healthcare facilities. The primary purpose of this project was to produce as many quality masks as possible and get them into the hands of those in need as quickly as possible. As of July 2020 we have produced over 4,200 masks and distributed them to local shelters.
This effort was spearheaded by MSL member Chris Sparzo who designed and tested the masks and with the help of several other MSL members, streamlined the process for assembling them. We were able to make each mask in less than a minute, allowing us to produce them in huge quantities.
How to make the phase 1 filter mask:
First WATCH THIS VIDEO
then follow the instructions to learn how to make an awesome mask!
Step 1: Take thin fabric and place nose piece close to the top. Fold the fabric over and staple, holding the nose piece in place.
Step 2: Place thick filter on top and fold thin fabric around it, wrapping it up. Fold the overlapping thin fabric around the filter
Step 3: Staple along top edge, and along each side, sealing the filter in place
NOTE: When stapling, please make sure to direct as many staples as possible AWAY from the wearer’s face.
Step 4: Place elastic bands on filter, one at the top, and one at the bottom. Staple through the elastic to hold it in place.
Step 5: Check the staples and make sure there are no points sticking out. Take a pair of pliers and bend any pointy stales so they will not poke the wearer.
Now you have a finished mask!
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