The letter signed by leaders of Sanford Health, Essentia Health and Ecumen in Detroit Lakes asked that residents "be even more diligent with social distancing, wearing face masks, and practicing good hand hygiene." DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) - In response to the recent surge of COVID-19 across our region — and the frequent fluctuations in case rates — Essentia Health has launched a COVID-19 Regional Projections Dashboard. MASK POLICY UPDATE: effective Sat., Aug. 8, our Center for Personal Fitness at the Miller Hill Health Plaza in Duluth, Minnesota will require masks at all times ... among members and staff. This news release is courtesy of Essentia Health: Beginning Monday, April 13, patients and visitors at all Essentia Health facilities will be encouraged to bring and wear their own cloth masks — if they have them — to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Starting April 13, Essentia Health patients and visitors are asked to wear a cloth mask when visiting the health facility. They've received over 1400 so far. And while we’ve reached our initial goal, there remains a significant need for masks across our facilities as both health care systems abide by universal masking guidelines. DULUTH – Essentia Health surgeon Dr. Mark Scott was skeptical of the hospital's plan to decontaminate and reuse the all-important N95 masks that are in short supply nationwide. Dr. Sawardeker masks up to keep his patients safe and healthy. FARGO — Sanford Health and Essentia Health are accepting donated face masks and other items. No need to get out of your car! Essentia Health is asking patients and visitors to all facilities to bring and wear their own cloth masks if they have them. Essentia Health says its donation site has had an overwhelming amount of community support. YOU'RE HELPING SAVE LIVES: we're beyond grateful for the outpouring of donations of handmade masks in recent weeks. During this “Land of 10,000 Masks” campaign, we are seeking continued support from our communities, which already have been so generous. As we continue to fight COVID-19, more handmade cloth masks are needed to ensure the Essentia Health hospital staff and some clinic staff involved in direct patient care have been practicing continuous wearing of a Level 1 procedure mask. As a public service, we’ve opened this article to everyone regardless of subscription status. Additionally, if you have N95 masks you are not using, they would appreciate a donation of those as … Faced with a critical need for more face masks, Essentia Health and St. Luke’s today announced a joint effort to increase their supply by 10,000. This follows recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that encourages all people to wear face Essentia and St. Luke's are still collecting masks for the "Land of 10,000 Masks" campaign. DULUTH, MN -- Wearing a face mask has slowly become a part of everyday life and with this new normal, experts say it's important to wear them correctly. FARGO — Essentia Health has opened its drop-off site for community donations at the South University Clinic, located at 1702 South University Drive. An Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Foundation corporate donor will donate $1 for every mask up to $5,000. A step-by-step video for how to make a face mask can be found here . And according to staff, this change has been in the works for a while. Essentia Health is taking mask donations Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 2pm at their South University Clinic. Essentia Health and St. Luke's on Monday announced the "Land of 10,000 Masks" campaign to solicit homemade donations. We are truly grateful for the He knows that putting on a mask is just another way to keep his workspace clean and safe to everyone, including those most at risk for COVID-19. Media Release: Faced with a critical need for more face masks, Essentia Health continues to need the public’s help to keep our patients and staff safe.