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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Back-to-School Parent Resources


Donate homemade cloth masks!

Broadlawns Medical Center: We are graciously collecting homemade masks. Please follow the IDPH guidelines listed above. If you have already made masks using another pattern, that's OK, we’ll accept those as well. Kindly enclose completed masks in a zip lock plastic bag or within a closed plastic box. We will launder them prior to use so there is no need to wash the masks prior to delivering them. To coordinate a delivery of masks, please email 

The Iowa Clinic:Will accept homemade IDPH approved face shields and cloth masks at their West Lakes location (5950 University Ave – West Des Moines). Donations may be dropped off at the main desk at Entrance #3 (east side) Monday-Friday from 11am-1pm.

MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center: Will accept donations of homemade face masks beginning Wednesday, April 1. Donations may be dropped off in blue bins at the main / north entrance of the campus, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Polk County Health Department: Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Please ring the doorbell and someone will let you know to receive your donations. 

Primary Health Care: Individuals who would like to donate homemade face cloths can drop them off at 1200 University Ave. #200 and left at reception (our admin office). Our office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.


Visit Iowa Department of Public Health's website for the up-to-date COVID-19 numbers.

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Additional Resources

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Iowa Department of Public Health 


Updated 8/6/2020

If you think you need to get tested for COVID-19 or have been exposed, call your clinic FIRST. DO NOT go to the ER or clinic. You could potentially expose others to COVID-19 or be exposed to COVID-19.