(Mason City) – CG Public Health is asking the community to consider donating any extra, non-mercury working thermometers they may have. With the recent COVID-19 situation thermometers are not readily available for purchase in our community or online. During the COVID-19 situation we are relying heavily on an individual’s ability to take their temperatures to ensure they are well enough to return to their daily functions. The thermometers will be gathered by CG Public Health, sanitized, and distributed to community members who are being asked to monitor their temperatures daily.
The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office and Clear Lake Police Departments have offered to serve as drop off sites. We are asking those who are interested in donating to please follow this guidance:
17262 Lark Ave, Mason City, IA
– Use the east door and you will need to push the button to request entrance
511 1st Ave N, Clear Lake, IA
– Use the intercom to be let into the lobby
Dates & Times to drop off:
Should a shelter in-place order be issued for our area, the drop-off sites will be closed, and we ask that you contact CG Public Health to arrange for pick up.
A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID-19 in Iowa provided by IDPH can be found at https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus. For more information about COVID-19, please visit CG Public Health’s website at cghealth.com. Follow CG Public Health on Facebook and Twitter (@CGPublicHealth).