Tomah Health invites community to make masks for staff


TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) – Officials at Tomah Health are inviting community members to make masks for hospital staff.

The request is in response to an offer from Pastor Krysta Deede of the First United Methodist Church, who was looking for ways to support healthcare staff, said Eric Prise, Tomah Health’s marketing and public relations director.

“We appreciate the outpouring of support and the church’s interest in making staff facemasks which will be used by staff to prolong the use of our own hospital masks,” Prise said. He said the hospital’s emergency preparedness committee has been meeting daily on issues, including supplies related to the COVID-19 virus.  “A number of Tomah area businesses have already contacted us to lend support and assistance,” Prise added.

Instructions to make masks are available on the Tomah Health website, or watch the video below.