Producing PPE for the greater Philadelphia region

March – May 2020

CoverAid PHL is a coalition of representatives from hospitals, universities, manufacturers, government and small businesses collaborating on solutions to increase the supply of needed personal protective equipment.  The organization has disbanded as of early June, but we are keeping this site active for reference, and in case of a resurgence of the pandemic requiring our return to action.






Medical Supplies Production

CoverAid PHL Fabric Mask v2

The CoverAid PHL Fabric Mask v2 has been designed specifically for factory production in response to large orders from health care organizations. The CoverAid team has engaged regional cutting and sewing companies, and production is underway.


Factory-Sewn Fabric Masks Delivered

As of 5/28/20

CoverAid PHL Fabric Mask v1

The CoverAid PHL Fabric Mask v1 is a design suitable for distributed, small scale production. More than 200 volunteers have participated in the production effort, and 7000 masks have been delivered to 19 healthcare and related organizations.


Volunteer-Sewn Fabric Masks

As of 5/1/20

Sew Face Masks Philadelphia

Volunteers working with Sew Face Masks Philadelphia have been producing a variety of sewn fabric mask designs and delivering them with the help of a volunteer delivery service.


Volunteer-Sewn Fabric Masks

As of 5/28/20

Open Medical Innovation Origami Mask

The Open Medical Innovation Origami Mask is a simple, low-cost mask that fits closely to the contours of the face.  It does not require sewing or any special equipment to produce, and it can be made in a wide variety of materials from sterilization wrap to vacuum cleaning bags.


Origami Masks

NextFab produced, as of 4/30/20

Face Shields

NextFab has been producing a version of the Prusa face shield modified to use laser cutting instead of 3D printing for faster production.


Face Shields

As of 4/30/20

Participating Organizations

Who We Are

CoverAid PHL includes hospitals, universities, manufacturers, government, small businesses, and individuals collaborating on solutions for personal protective equipment needs for healthcare.

Our Story

Coming together to form this initiative started as a swift response to protecting our healthcare workers during the overwhelming threat (and lack of supplies) from the Corona Virus Pandemic. But to our surprise, the work and collaboration has also become a positive & productive way to cope and empower it’s organizers during uncertain times

News & Updates

Sewn Mask v1 Design Released

March 27, 2020 19:00 CoverAid PHL Organizers today released official documentation of the Sewn Mask v1, after receiving confirmation of acceptance of the design by several area health care organizations. Volunteers interested in helping produce masks should submit...

Get in Touch.

If you have questions about the CoverAid PHL collaboration or projects, please let us know.

General Inquiries

Press Inquiries