Project Overview


Scientists and public health experts have shown how certain personal and community efforts provide protection against infection from or further spread of disease. These steps include social distancing, personal hygiene practices, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).


Community partners in and near Salt Lake City, Utah, formed ProjectProtect to make more than five million clinical-grade face masks for healthcare organizations in Utah—almost entirely through community volunteers! ProjectProtect is a useful model of what can be accomplished with community partnerships and volunteers in any community. ​

This guide will help you organize and launch your own community PPE project with volunteers in your area.