A Mask for Everyone Initiative

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Ramsey County’s COVID-19 Racial Equity and Community Engagement Response Team (RECERT) is launching a new initiative - A Mask for Everyone - to ensure that individuals and families, specifically racially, ethnically and culturally diverse communities, have access to:

  • A homemade mask to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Accurate and up-to-date information about the importance of wearing a mask.
  • Instructions on proper use and care of homemade masks.

Together, we want to help protect our residents and keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Donate masks

Help keep our community safe by donating homemade cloth masks by mail or at a collection box.


Mail masks to:

Attn: RECERT Mask Donation
90 Plato Boulevard, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55107

Collection boxes

Donation boxes are available at the following locations:

Additional locations will be added throughout August - check back for an updated list.

Pop-up events

Dates and locations are pending – check back for upcoming opportunities.

Request a mask

Use one of the following forms to request a mask(s).

Masks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mask pick up

The first round of masks is expected to be available for pick up in late August.

Dates and locations will be announced soon - check back for upcoming opportunities.

Mask use and care

Learn about proper use and care of masks, how to make masks and current mask policies in effect in Ramsey County.

Cloth face covering (masks) information

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Provide masks: funding opportunity

RECERT is seeking to award thirty (30) contracts, up to $1,000 per contract, with community agencies and/or individuals to make homemade masks for the A Mask for Everyone initiative.

The first round of submissions is now closed. To ask about future opportunities, receive a copy of the request for informal quote and to learn more, contact:

Karen Bollinger, Procurement Specialist

View contractor questions and answers (PDF)