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Published on April 27, 2020
Faced with a critical need for more face masks, Essentia Health-Fosston needs your help to keep our patients and staff safe. We are grateful for the outpouring of support the community has shown us already.
As we continue to fight COVID-19, more handmade cloth masks are needed to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. The virus is spread via droplet transmission, so it’s crucially important to cover as many mouths and noses as possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages people to wear face coverings in public settings, especially where social distancing might not be possible.
Donations can be dropped off every Thursday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at Embassy Center, located at 603 3rd Street, Fosston.
When you arrive, follow signage at the site and remain in your vehicle. Staff will come to your vehicle to accept your donation. Our staff will organize donations and make sure items are distributed to the appropriate people.
You can call 218-435-7631 or 218-435-7654 for additional information or with questions.
“We are so grateful for the kindness, generosity and talent of our community,” said Tonya Loken, community relations program manager at Essentia Health. “People are putting their heart and soul into handsewn masks that are vital to the health and safety of our colleagues and patients.”
Step-by-step instructions for preferred mask designs can be found at EssentiaHealth.org/masks.
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