Fillmore County Public Health is still accepting sewn masks, sewn gowns, and sewing materials to address COVID-19 response needs. The goal is to obtain 5,000 sewn masks and 500 sewn gowns. As of April 18, 617 masks and 11 gowns have been donated and distributed to areas of community need. Sewing materials accepted include cotton cloth and elastic. See the Fillmore County Public Health website www.co.fillmore.mn.us for a pattern and instructions for making 24 masks at a time. Gown patterns are now available onsite from Fillmore County Public Health.
Materials are welcome Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Place donations and forms in the gray tote outside of the upper level of the Fillmore County Office Building located at 902 Houston Street NW, Preston. Please call (507) 765-2642 with questions. Thanks for your help and support!