Local organization donates face masks to Mayo Clinic Health System

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Generous donations have been helping local hospitals get through some of the biggest challenges they’ve faced.

On Thursday Mayo Clinic Health System received 1,000 N95 masks from a local organization, that was not named.

These types of masks are used to protect against potentially harmful airborne particles and only used in certain medical procedures.

Current CDC guidelines say wearing face masks can prevent COVID-19 when there is a risk of exposure.