ROCKFORD — Mercyhealth is accepting donations of homemade masks.
Collection sites have been set up at the visitor representative welcome centers at each of its hospitals’ main lobbies. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Collection sites include Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside, 8201 E. Riverside Blvd., Rockford; Javon Bea Hospital–Rockton, 2400 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford; Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center–Harvard, 901 Grant St., Harvard; Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center–Janesville, 1000 Mineral Point Ave., Janesville, Wisconsin; and Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center–Walworth, Highways 50 and 67, N2950 State Road 67, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Mercyhealth has added the CDC homemade mask pattern to its coronavirus webpage at mercyhealthsystem.org/coronavirus. Monetary donations can also be made here.
Mercyhealth is accepting N95 masks, regular surgical and procedural masks, thermometers (infrared and forehead models with disposable covers), footwear covers, surgical or exam gloves, disposable isolation gowns, face shields, goggles or eye protection, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes and nasopharyngeal swabs. All items must be unopened and in original packaging.
For information: mercyhealthsystem.org.