DICKINSON, ND - In an effort to protect community members and thank them for their support these past few months, CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson will be handing out of free reusable cloth masks at a drive-through event on Tuesday, September 22nd from 7:30 am to Noon (MT).
The community is encouraged to drive through for a free reusable cloth mask while supplies last. Hospital staff will deliver masks through open driver-side windows. To ensure social distancing, the public should remain in their vehicles at all times.
Drive-through event location:
- CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Medical Center
2500 Fairway Street, Dickinson, ND
- Drive through the main, south-facing entrance loop (use Fairway Street access)
Providing reusable cloth masks to community members helps to protect the population and also preserves vital personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson had several hundred washable, two-ply cotton masks made in an effort to help keep individuals inside and outside its facilities safe.
"We want to do whatever we can to help Stark County slow the spread of COVID-19 cases. With our numbers increasing, it’s more important than ever to come together and help and support each other,” shares John Odermann, Manager of Mission and Ancillary Services at CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson.
DeeAnna Opstedahl, Vice President of Patient Care Services, explains, “We don’t want to see businesses and schools having to shut down again. Unfortunately, we are trending the wrong direction right now. Wearing a mask helps limit the spread of COVID-19. An easy thing we can do to help is offer a free mask to those who may not have access to one."
“Our local community has shown us so much support since the coronavirus pandemic began - food donations, gift cards, and prayers. We want to give back and contribute to the safety of our community outside our hospital walls," said Bill Ermann, President of CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson.