Posted: May 20, 2020
May 19, 2020
CONTACT: Erin Berns at Veterans Memorial Hospital 568-3411
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hospital Requests More Masks Needed in Hospital and Community
Veterans Memorial Hospital continues to be appreciative of the outpouring of community support and interest in making and donating face masks for patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hospital is encouraging those that have been sewing for the hospital to please continue to do so. In fact, with the reopening of some elective procedures, the hospital is requesting more donations of masks, if possible.
The hospital staff remains concerned and committed to the community and encourages face mask use by everyone, especially the elderly and immune-compromised, to help them stay safe when they have to leave their homes.
For this reason, the hospital is also still encouraging face masks to be donated to the area communities. The Waukon Economic Development, Lansing City Clerk Office, Postville City Clerk Office and Monona Chamber of Commerce are all accepting homemade masks and supplying them to the grocery stores in their communities. These masks are then being handed out to each qualifying customer to have and wear to enter the public places they need to go.
The masks are reusable and the shopper should keep and launder the mask for reuse on each shopping visit. With the limited supply, it is asked that those receiving the masks be sure to keep the same one for reuse and not take a new one each time they enter a store.
Masks can be dropped off at the following locations:
- Waukon Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Office (place in tote at front door between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. M-F)
- Lansing City Office (place in tote at front door between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. M-F)
- Postville City Office (Place in tote in front of police station door anytime)
- Monona Chamber of Commerce (place in drop off slot in front door anytime)
Please put any homemade masks in a bag and leave at one of these locations. Masks will then be distributed as needed to the stores.
For more information, please call Erin Berns, Public Relations, at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
CAPTION: Veterans Memorial Hospital continues to be appreciative of the outpouring of community support in making and donating masks for patients and staff during this pandemic. With the reopening of some elective procedures, the hospital is requesting more donations of masks, if possible. Pictured is some hospital staff members wearing some of handmade masks that a have been sewn and donated to the hospital by many talented individuals in the community. These masks are very effective in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. Mask donations are also being accepted at these city locations of Waukon Economic Development, Lansing City Clerk Office, Postville City Clerk Office and Monona Chamber of Commerce and will be given to the elderly and immune-compromised to use every time they must leave home.