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Do you have medical masks you could donate to health care workers? Here's where you can drop them off

There is a huge demand for masks as health care needs of the community grow due to the coronavirus.
Young woman with face mask in the street

MINNEAPOLIS — Allina Health is asking anyone able to donate protective masks to drop them off at designated locations so that health care workers can have protection when treating patients. 

There is a huge demand for masks as the health care needs of the community grow due to the coronavirus. 

Factory made N-95 masks and ear loop masks are needed, but you can also contribute hand-sewn masks if you are able to make them. 

For instructions on how to sew a mask click here.

Masks can be donated safely starting Sunday, March 22 through April 5, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at most Allina Health hospitals. 

When donating, remain in your car and a staff member will come and collect the items from you. Look for “mask donation” signage.

Here is where you can donate:

AutoNation Ford is also putting its resources to use in the push to collect masks, by announcing that starting Monday, March 23 the dealership will use its 40+ delivery vehicles that are already visiting auto repair and body shops to collect any donated face masks. Simply hand your N95 or N100 masks to an autoNation driver, or call the parts line at 651-484-8888 to schedule a pick up.

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The state of Minnesota has set up a hotline for general questions about coronavirus at 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903, available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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