Winona County asks residents for homemade masks

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) – Governor Walz launched a homemade mask drive to support those working and living in congregate care facilities.

Winona County Emergency Management is asking area crafters and sewers to make masks for Winona County facilities.

Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., homemade masks can be dropped off at area fire stations to be delivered to local care centers for employees and residents to wear.

The homemade masks do not replace the medical-grade personal protective equipment, they do help keep the wearer’s germs from getting on to other people.

Here are some facemask patterns: DIY-cloth-face-covering-instructions

Residents can drop off homemade masks at any of the Fire Departments listed below:

Altura Fire Department 25 N Main Street Altura, MN

Dakota Fire Department 725 Frontage Road Dakota, MN

Goodview Fire Department 4135 w 5th Street Goodview, MN

Lewiston Fire Department 85 N Fremont Street Lewiston, MN

Minnesota City Fire Department 149 Mill Street Minnesota City, MN

Nodine Fire Department 42774 Co Road 12 Nodine, MN

Ridgeway Fire Department 35761 Co Road 12 Ridgeway, MN

Rollingstone Fire Department 61 Main Street Rollingstone, MN

St Charles Fire Department 613 Church Avenue St Charles, MN

Wilson Fire Department 29660 Co Road 12 Wilson, MN

Winona Fire Department Central 451 E 3rd Street West 1077 W Broadway Winona, MN

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