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Emergency Operations Center has received over 1,000 cloth face coverings

Apr 29, 2020 02:32PM ● By Editor
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From the Cook County Emergency Operations Center - April 29, 2020

As of April 29, the Cook County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has received 1,017 hand-sewn cloth face coverings for the COVID-19 preparatory effort, officials announced today.

Additional donations include 143 N95 masks, 540 procedure/surgical masks, 92 face shields, 32 headbands, 23 thermometers, 12 boxes of gloves and one Tyvek suit. To date, a total of $4,650 in monetary donations has been made by community members to the North Shore Health Care Foundation for the COVID-19 Medical Response Fund. The Foundation will match up to $20,000 in donations from the community.

"The outpouring of support has been incredible," said Chief Logistics Officer Lori Ericson. "Donors include not only fulltime residents but also many who think of Cook County as their second home. We are both humbled and grateful."

The number of supplies needed continues to expand, Ericson stated, as items such as cloth face coverings, face shields and N95 masks are being used by local healthcare and community workers.

The current COVID-19 donations needs list comprises:
  • 800 cloth face coverings
  • 85 face shields
  • 30 direct vent safety goggles
  • N95 masks
  • Tyvek suits and gowns coated with polypropylene

The approved pattern for hand-sewn cloth face coverings is available on the COVID-19 hub site at  Individuals can arrange to drop off items by contacting the donations manager at tel:2183873668 or mailto:%[email protected].

Cash donations can be made through the North Shore Health Care Foundation at or by mail to North Shore Health Foundation, COVID-19 Response Fund, PO Box 454 Grand Marais, MN 55604.

Lori Ericson
(218) 387-3612
Or mailto:[email protected]
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