Donations and Face Mask Pattern

Face Mask Donations and Pattern

It is important to be proactive in our ongoing preparedness and we're asking for the community's help. If you'd like to help create face masks for our team, please follow these instructions [Pattern and Instructions]. Please drop all finished masks off at the Humboldt County Public Health Office, be sure to CALL before your drop off.

Fabric masks offer the benefit of being able to be washed and re-used. A new modular mask, The Olson, named after 1930's legendary maker nurse Lyla Mae Olson, was quickly developed by clinicians from UnityPoint Health and is being shared across the globe in the fight against COVID-19. A group of clinicians teamed up in the hospital's generate prototyping space to create a series of experimental designs rooted material science and easy fabrication. No special instruments are required for fabrication, and the pattern is compatible with common mask patterns being released around the country.

Your time and talent can greatly impact our ability to care for our community members and help ensure our safety as we do. Fabric masks offer the benefit of being able to be washed and re-used. 

They don't have to be stylish - just functional. Non-matching fabrics, thread, elastics are fine. It just needs to be well sewn mask - with no frayed edges or missed seams.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the health of our communities and the people we serve. 

We are grateful for the overwhelming offers of support pouring in from our amazing communities! Many are asking for ways to support our team members and patients. This page will be kept up to date with ways you can help us with supply needs. Check back regularly for new information on the support we need. Thank you for your generosity!

Handmade Masks

Humboldt County Public Health is collecting handmade masks. We ask that you follow the pattern and instructions when making masks. If you've already made masks using another pattern, that's OK. 

NO SEW Face Covering Solutions

How to Launder Your Cloth Mask 


Cloth Face Coverings FAQ

Supply Donations

We're also collecting supplies at all drop off locations. Supplies we're currently collecting are:

  • Vacuum bags
  • Elastic 
  • Hair ties 
  • Wax covered string 
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Double-sided adhesive tape (such as dress tape and gorilla tape)

Drop-Off Location - Please call before you drop off!

Humboldt County Public Health Office 

1000 15th Street North, Humboldt, IA 50548
Phone (515) 332-2492 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Monetary Donations

Personal Protective Equipment Donations | Make a Monetary Donation Here (restricted to emergency preparedness) 

PPE in high need at HCMH:

• Goggles

• N95 Masks 

If you or your business would like to make a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), goggles, gifts (food or other) to staff or a monetary donation please contact Mardi Ratzlaff, Foundation Director at 515-332-7626.