Kenosha County collecting homemade masks for COVID-19 patients, patient's family members

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Kenosha County is now working to get all of their COVID-19 patients and their families a homemade mask.

As of Tuesday afternoon, April 21, there are 259 cases of coronavirus in Kenosha.

"We like to give them the cloth masks just so they can keep those around them from potentially getting COVID-19," Evan Gorr, Kenosha County Division of Health Registered Nurse, said. “It provides them a barrier over their mouth if they’re coughing or sneezing.”

Gorr said anyone can donate a mask as long as it meets the CDC homemade mask guidelines.

“It’s amazing to see the outpouring of support from community members,” Gorr said.

The Division of Health is also asking for donations of cloth gowns and masks for health care workers.

They are also accepting N-95 masks and disposal mask donations.

There is a drop box outside of the Kenosha County Jobs Center, located at 8600 Sheridan Road. 

If you want to donate you can also e-mail covid19@kenoshacounty.org for more information or to set up a drop-off plan.

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