Krannert will provide materials for others who would like to make items for non-surgical use in Champaign-Urbana
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ Costume Shop has been hard at work creating technical renderings and patterns for manufacturers along with gowns, masks and head coverings to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Now you can join in.
The Costume Shop will provide patterns, fabric and other materials to community members who would like to make gowns and masks for use by Champaign-Urbana area healthcare providers and the Champaign County Emergency Operations Center.
Those who are interested should fill out a survey here. Materials can be picked up in a socially distanced routine in the Einstein Bros. Bagels parking lots at 2001 S. Lincoln Avenue in Urbana and 803 W. Anthony Drive in Champaign. Volunteers can also choose a no-contact drop-off at their residence.
After items are constructed and returned they will be sanitized by U of I research facilities using a chlorine dioxide gas system. They will be delivered to local healthcare providers and the Emergency Operations Center for non-surgical use.
Krannert is partnering on the project with the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Health Maker Lab and The Grainger College of Engineering. To support the project visit this site.