School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: ‘Melanie the MakerNurse’ is the New ‘Rosie the Riveter’

Melanie Rogers, MPH, RN

When Melanie Rogers heard the call for the #MillionMaskMayday, she rose to the occasion and put out a call to all of the crafters and sewers via social media to join this movement!  #COVID19 has put a strain on our healthcare system that we have never seen in modern times. There is not enough personal protective equipment (PPE) to meet the extreme needs across the country.

Nurses, doctors, and all members of healthcare teams have put out a call for PPE. The fact that we don’t have enough in the pipeline is something that will be studied for years to come, but for now, we have a public health emergency to address. This is what WE can do to help this crisis of protection, we can sew surgical masks! Here is the information:

Here are the current needs for the #MillionMaskMayday and a google sheet for state by state information:

Million Mask Mayday

Current needs:

People who can call in their state to find where to distribute
People who can coordinate distribution.
Please sign up below for distribution help.
Please enter your information into the Google doc here. Million Mask Mayday- sewers and distributors

How to make a mask

DIY Face Mask from Happy DIY Home


Rosie the Riveter

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