Fillmore County Public Health is grateful for the outpouring of generous donations received for COVID-19 response. On April 11, the goal of collecting 5,000 masks and 500 gowns was established based on community need. As of July 11, 2020, Fillmore County Public Health has received and distributed 5490 sewn masks, 328 gowns, and 956 yards of fabric to at-risk community members, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, clinics and other critical infrastructure settings. Of the masks received, 3,185 were crafted locally and 2,305 were received from FEMA. Community partners have determined that gown levels are adequate based on donations and purchased resources. Based on this information, the community donation goals have been met at this time. Approximately 60 volunteers and organizations helped reach this goal. Fillmore County Public Health thanks all the volunteers and organizations who have helped with these efforts. This information will continue to be updated as additional donations are received.
If you still have masks or gowns to donate, Fillmore County Public Health will work with you to collect and disperse them. Please call 507-765-2642
to make an appointment to donate your items. Thank you for your help and support!