Sometimes you need further information to get you through the day. Then again, sometimes you just need some FAQs. Did you know Team Corona Busters gets many questions sent to them? Makes sense. No worries, they got answers to all your questions right here. Please, just the FAQs please.
Team Corona Busters is an internal nonprofit project of GVNG.org, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Team Corona Buster’s mission is to provide healthcare supplies across the globe during a public health crisis or catastrophic event. More information is available on their About page.
Team Corona Busters cares about all healthcare and emergency professionals. Since the beginning, they have seen an increase in requests from caregivers and individual healthcare workers nationwide. They have begun to distribute masks to a variety of recipients; however, their focus has always been to provide masks for front line defenders – our doctors and nurses in hospital ICU’s and emergency departments.
Be a team leader in your local community and help stop the spread of COVID-19. We will send you a free kit (containing mask ideas, instructions, and a guide) to assist you in creating and distributing masks to healthcare workers in your city; and setup a dedicated web page for your city.
Use this request form to register as a team leader.
No. It started in March 2020 as a grassroots movement of volunteers coming together to make face masks for healthcare workers in need. Team Corona Busters provides these supplies at no cost to the recipients. At no time do they ever charge for supplies.
Great question. At Team Corona Busters, it costs approximately $5 each in materials to produce one face mask. This does not include labor, just supplies (fabric, binding tape, etc.). Let’s do the math. It costs approximately $500 to produce 100 masks. It’s an expensive venture and Team Corona Busters needs your financial support.
Yes. Team Corona Busters relies on the generosity of its many supporters and volunteers to further its charitable purposes. Gifts of all sizes are needed and appreciated. Funds are used to purchase needed supplies and cover operating expenses. Without it, Team Corona Busters would not be able to provide programs and services in which they are dedicated to provide. They are not a for-profit business.
Yes. Team Corona Busters has a variety of volunteer positions available including sewing face masks, pickup & delivery of materials and/or face masks, social media contributors, and writers of articles, blogs and original content. Please use the volunteer request form to sign up.
Yes, there are many DIY design options as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please note that at Team Corona Busters, they use only one single design and these face masks are distributed to front line defenders only.
How to make a civilian mask?
You can make this at home from what you can find. There is no sewing necessary. The mask is an 18″ x 18″ square of cotton fabric – a handkerchief, cloth napkin, bandana, part of an old shirt ,or sheet. The ties are ponytail holders, old tights, the top of old socks, old compression socks, or thin elastic (Cut open a bungee cord and see what is inside!). One volunteer said “I wore mine to the pharmacy and the nurse taking my temp at the door complemented me on it!” Make a few of these for your family and coworkers. Kids can make these too. http://blog.japanesecreations.com/no-sew-face-mask-with-handkerchief-and-hair-tie
Yes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use. A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.
Yes, March 30 is Doctors’ Day, an annual observance aimed at appreciating physicians who help save our lives everywhere. The holiday first started in 1933 in Winder, Georgia, and since then it’s been honored every year on March 30 which was the first anniversary of a doctor using ether anesthesia by Dr. Crawford W. Long. Today we continue to celebrate medical advances like these and thank all doctors everywhere who’ve spent so much time and energy mastering their field of expertise.
On May 6, we recognize the important role nurses play in our lives by celebrating National Nurses Day and the beginning of National Nurses Week. At the end of the 19th century, “The Lady With the Lamp”— or as she is more widely known, Florence Nightingale — founded modern nursing. Thanks to her strict use of hand-washing and hygiene practices while caring for wounded soldiers in the Crimean War, Nightingale and her helpers reduced the death rate from 42% to 2% — ushering in nursing as we know it today.
For an updated list of healthcare celebrations, please visit National Day Calendar.