While we are prepared at this time with an adequate supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect our patients and staff, we are implementing universal masking to strategically conserve as much personal protective equipment as possible, as the future need is difficult to predict.

The main value of universal masking is to protect others more than yourself. The courtesy masks are only meant to be an extra precaution to help reduce the risk of exposing colleagues and patients. IMPORTANT: the courtesy masks are NOT PPE and will NOT be used for any type of isolation. They are being worn only in non-COVID designated areas.

As always, our community is extremely generous in times of need. Many from the community have generously offered to help by sewing these courtesy masks.

If you have questions about donating masks to Williamson Medical Center, please email or call 615-772-4296.


Mask donations are accepted at the below drop-off locations:

**Please print and fill out THIS FORM, or write your name and address down and include with your donation.


Darrell Waltrip Subaru – Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(Call 615-599-6219 when you arrive and a staff member will meet you outside)

1450 Murfreesboro Rd

Franklin, TN 37067


Rhea Little’s Tire and Auto Repair – Labeled collection box

9042 Church St. East

Brentwood, TN 37027


John P. Holt Brentwood Library – Labeled collection box

8109 Concord Rd.

Brentwood, TN 37027



8105 Moores Lane Suite 1300

Brentwood, TN 37027


If you would like to support Williamson Medical Center’s response efforts with a monetary gift, please CLICK HERE and designate it to “COVID-19 Support”.


Recommendations for sewing templates are included below:
(“how to” videos are also included at the end)



  • Mask: 2 pieces 6” x 9” of cotton fabric. You can use cotton fabric, cotton t-shirts, cotton sheets, etc.
  • Ties or Elastic: 2 pieces 1⁄4” or 1⁄8” flat elastic 7” long each, OR 2 pieces 7” long Rope
    elastic or Beading Cord elastic, OR 2 pieces of 30” long Fabric ties*, OR 2 pieces of 30” long ribbon or bias tape.
  • Notions for project: shears, pins, sewing machine, tape measure, cotton thread.


Instructions for Mask

1. Cut 2 pieces of fabric 9” x 6”.

2. Lay ties on top of right side of the fabric. The process is the same for all the different type of ties.

3. Place the second piece of fabric face down and pin at the corners.

4. Beginning at the center of the bottom, sew to the first corner and back stitch to secure ties. Pivot and sew up to the next corner, back stitch. Repeat for all 4 corners. Leave approximately 2-3” gap for turning the right side out.

5. Turn right side out and press. Pin three tucks or pleats on each short side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction.

6. Sew all the way around the mask, reinforcing the ends with the tucks. Cut fabric ties in half, if using fabric or bias tape, sew across the ends. DO NOT CUT ELASTIC TIES! If using ribbon, singe with a small flame.


Directions for fabric ties (if you are unable to use elastic or ribbon)

1. Cut a strip of fabric 1⁄2” x 30”.

2. Fold each long edge to the center and press.

3. Fold in half lengthwise and press again, stitch along the fold line.


How To Videos

Beginner Sewist:–BOyTiU

*make three tucks, not two, two pieces of fabric is sufficient.

Experienced Sewist:


Thank you for all that you are doing. We greatly appreciate the donations of these courtesy masks.