URGENT! Community Healthcare Calls For Help With Homemade Masks

Community Healthcare calls for help for homemade mask
The Healthcare community needs your help. UnityPoint Health, OSF HealthCare, Heartland Health, University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria and the Peoria, East Peoria Fire Departments and Pekin Police Department are joining together in securing enough Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to meet the needs of health care providers, staff, first responders and patients during COVID-19. We are working tirelessly to obtain PPE from every channel – government, the private sector, new innovative companies and generous members of the public – to get the protective equipment that supports our patients and caregivers. We need the communities help and support during this unprecedented pandemic.
Homemade Masks We’ve been overwhelmed by the community support and generous offers we’ve received to make masks, but we are still in need of thousands of homemade masks to support our healthcare staff and first responders. Click here for mask patterns for the Olsen Mask and Surgical Style Mask.
Drop off location:
Hult Center for Healthy Living Peoria Fire Department East Peoria Fire Department 5215 N. Knoxville Ave 505 NE Monroe Street 201 W. Washington St. Peoria, IL 61614 Peoria East Peoria Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pekin Police Department Heartland Health Services UICOMP 111 S. Capital Street 2214 N. University 1 Illini Drive Pekin Peoria Peoria

For more ways to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza, and for the latest updates and guidance in this rapidly evolving situation, please visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Peoria City and County Health Department, Tazewell Health Department, and Illinois Department of Public Health. ###


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