April 3, 2020
Fort HealthCare has been overwhelmed by the outreach of the community to want to help during this outbreak of COVID-19. We are continually monitoring supplies, and while we have all available personal protective equipment today, the situation may change. We do welcome donations of masks and other personal protective equipment, as well as hand sanitizer/wipes because the situation is transforming daily. We do request that they be new and in unopened packaging.
We have also been approached by several groups regarding homemade sewn masks and we will accept these for our limited visitors and as a secondary line of defense for the protective masks our staff is currently utilizing. Maggie Mielke of Tailor Made Studio in Fort Atkinson is using a pattern that is also being used for Froedtert Hospital (no elastic). She has started a Facebook group Mask Up Fort Health and she can be contacted at 920-563-3700.
Because we currently have a very limited visitor policy and do not want to jeopardize the safety of anyone, donations can be dropped at our front entrance at 611 Sherman Ave. East, Fort Atkinson. This spot has an overhang and is monitored by staff.
We are also asking that donations of food and other perishable items be directed to non-profits who serve our neighbors in need of support such as senior centers, food pantries, day cares, etc. Helping people to stay at home and meeting their basic needs is our best line of defense right now
The thoughtfulness of the communities we serve is beyond words. We are so grateful for all of your support and the support for the various community agencies. Please continue to practice the “Safer at Home” conditions and as a community we will continue to work together to protect our citizens.