Homemade Masks

Make Masks for Nashville’s Public Workers

Are you looking to help the city in its response to COVID-19? Nashville’s essential city workers need you!

Mayor Cooper is calling on Nashville residents to create and donate homemade masks for essential city employees, including bus drivers, sanitation workers, utilities staff and more. These individuals are keeping our city running for us. Let’s make sure we help keep them safe!

Please drop donations at:

The Community Resource Center

218 Omohundro Pl, Nashville, TN 37210.

10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

Be sure to snap a photo of your sewing crew as you make these essential homemade masks and post on social media with #NashvilleStrongStory.

Thank you for your service!


How to Make a No-Sew Face Covering

A significant numbers of people with COVID-19 do not show any symptoms. Yet they can still transmit the virus. The CDC recommends all individuals wear face coverings in public settings where social distancing is hard to maintain, such as the grocery store.

Instructions for no-sew face coverings can be found here.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for health care workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.