Grateful for face mask donations; Keep wearing them everywhere


The need for face mask donations continues ... Waukon Economic Development, Lansing City Clerk Office, Postville City Clerk Office and Monona Chamber of Commerce are all grateful for all the homemade face masks they have received. More donations, such as these masks pictured above, are still needed in an effort to help keep the community healthy. Veterans Memorial Hospital Public Health would like to encourage anyone who has a mask to continue to wear it everywhere they go when leaving home. It is also important that those employees working at the essential businesses are wearing masks themselves. This greatly helps to stop the spread of the virus and also puts customers at ease to see safety precautions are being taken. Submitted photo.

Waukon Economic Development, Lansing City Clerk Office, Postville City Clerk Office and Monona Chamber of Commerce are all gratefully for all the homemade face masks they have received.  They have each been collecting and sharing these masks with local grocery stores who are then handing out these masks to those at risk, especially elderly customers.

Veterans Memorial Hospital Public Health would like to encourage anyone who has a mask to continue to wear it everywhere they go when leaving home. It is also important that those employees working at essential businesses are wearing masks themselves. This greatly helps to stop the spread of the virus, and also puts customers at ease to see safety precautions are being taken.

More donations are still needed in an effort to help keep the community healthy. 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)

Once someone in this high risk category receives a mask, they should keep laundering it and wearing it anytime they have to enter public places. Any homemade masks can be left at one of the locations listed. Masks will then be distributed to stores to help keep the elderly healthy and safe. Go to  www.veteransmemorialhospital.com for more details.

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