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Saint Joseph Mercy Health System accepting homemade mask donations

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Posted at 3:55 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 15:56:17-04

(WXYZ) — St. Joseph Mercy Health System is accepting donated handmade, cotton face masks for health care workers to use on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak.

As the hospital continues to manage its supply of personal protective equipment, it's allowing for the making of alternative, non-commercially produced cotton masks, a release states.

More information on where to donate as well as other items that are being accepted is below.

The following unused and unopened items continue to be accepted:

· PAPRs

· Regular masks

· N95 masks

· Face shields

· Gowns

· Hot glue sticks

· Surgical caps/protective caps

· Eyeglass shields/goggles

· Nasal testing swabs

· M4 viral media

· Lysol or Clorox wipes

· Hand sanitizer

· Transparency sheets

· Elastic banding for masks

Donation Center Locations:

· St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily: Drop off at Towsley Health Building (Catherine’s House Dress for Success entrance): 5361 McAuley Dr., Ypsilanti

· St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday: Drop off at White Tent, Near Emergency Department, located at 775 S. Main St., Chelsea

· St. Joseph Mercy Livingston - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily: Drop off at Main Entrance, located at 620 Byron Rd, Howell

· St. Joseph Mercy Oakland - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday: Drop off at Medical Office Building (MOB), located at 44555 Woodward Ave., Pontiac. The MOB is located on the hospital's main campus, just north of the Main Entrance.

· St. Mary Mercy Livonia - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday thru Friday: Drop off behind Emergency Department, located at 36475 Five Mile Rd., Livonia. Please use the West Entrance off of 5 Mile Rd. and follow the signs to the donation center.

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