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Wood Co. Hospital asking for cloth mask donations

Hospital representatives say they are in need of face masks created following the CDC guidelines.

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Wood County Hospital used social media Saturday morning to ask the public for cloth mask donations.

The hospital says the masks need to be done following the CDC guidelines. They say, "it you are able to donate, the masks need to be made from cotton fabric with ties or elastic ear loops and must cover the nose and mouth completely. 

Anyone who wishes to make masks and donate them to the hospital is asked to call the donation line at (419) 354-8992 to arrange drop off. 

You can find the CDC guidelines here

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