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County receives more than 3,000 donated masks

Update June 12, 2020: Cloth mask donations will no longer be accepted at MED-ACT's Flaming Road location. Please call MED-ACT's Community Education division at 913-715-1981 for more information.


In the past week, Johnson County MED-ACT has received more than 3,000 donated masks, which is a lot for their staff.

Johnson County MED-ACT will use some of the masks in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance if they run out of their stockpile of surgical masks.

In the meantime, with the help of the Johnson County Department Health and Environment and Emergency Management, employees have reached out to nursing and care facilities in the county to ask if they can use any of the donated masks.

During the next week, in conjunction with Johnson County transit, employees will be spreading some of the masks out across the county.

As a reminder, you shouldn't be going out to stores specifically to find cloth. If you have cloth and elastic at home that's clean and has never been used, please feel free to find instructions online, make masks and drop off them off at the MED-ACT station at 205 E. Flaming Road, in Olathe.

  • Only finished masks will be accepted.
  • Any “cloth surgical mask” patterns are fine.
  • Go for thick fabrics – cloth or denim are preferable. No stretchy materials please.
  • Elastic loops are preferred.

Donations will be accepted in a bin out front from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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