Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics is so grateful for all of the support we are receiving from the community as we continuously respond and prepare for COVID-19. As we continue to watch the evolving landscape of healthcare and the world as whole with the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize that accepting help from our community partners in different ways is invaluable.
We also continue to monitor the inventory we have for personal protective equipment (PPE) and are taking measures to ensure that we are conserving supplies as much as possible. Many hospitals around the country are asking their community for help, by asking community members to sew cloth masks.
There are three styles of masks that are needed. One is the standard rectangular shape, one is a more triangular mask that is shaped to cover N95 respirators, and one is a pediatric sized mask. The safety of our patients, staff, and community is our top priority. Fabric masks offer the benefit of being able to be washed and reused.
If you need instructions provided to you in another way, please contact the hospital. Masks can be dropped off at the main entrance with the person screening patients and visitors at the screening booth. If community members would like someone to meet them at their vehicle, they can call ahead, and a staff member can collect the masks from the vehicle.
We are forever grateful for the community’s help to protect our healthcare workers and patients during this unprecedented time. We will not forget how our community came together to care for each other when they were needed most.