Veterans Memorial Hospital encourages the continued use of face masks in the community even with the relaxing of some of the COVID-19 restrictions. Since the CDC does still recommend that face masks be worn, Veterans Memorial Hospital continues to require all staff, visitors and patients to wear masks at all times within the facility.
The 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 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 at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411 Ext. 443.