Allina Health is asking any community members who are able to donate protective masks to drop them off at designated locations so that health care workers can have protection.
There is a huge demand for masks as health care needs of the community grow due to the coronavirus.
Factory made n-95 masks and earl loop masks are needed but you can also contribute hand-sewn masks if you are able to make them.
Masks can be donated safely starting Sunday, March 22 through April 5, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at most Allina Health hospitals.
When donating, remain in your car and a staff member will come and collect the items from you. Look for “mask donation” signage.
Here is where you can donate:
The state of Minnesota has set up a hotline for general questions about coronavirus at 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903, available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
More information on the coronavirus:
- Public health expert warns virus not going away – KSAT San Antonio
- Tesla asks employees to resume production at Fremont car plant despite coronavirus health orders – CNBC
- Major health groups and charities urge Trump to reverse World Health Organization funding decision – CNN
- Public health officials push back on May opening | TheHill – The Hill
- Analysis | The Health 202: Los Angeles is racing to discover the true coronavirus infection rate – The Washington Post
- Some Public Health Officials Not Releasing Coronavirus Hospitalizations : Shots – Health News – NPR
- Covid-19 health-care crisis could drive new developments in robotics, editorial says – The Washington Post
- Lost Your Health Insurance During the COVID-19 Crisis? Here Are Your Options – The Motley Fool
- El Paso virus cases jump to 35 as health leaders warn of increased risk of ‘community spread’ – KVIA El Paso