As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, Lucas County Health Center is closely monitoring supply needs. While we are currently still stocked, supplies are running low on a global level. We have received calls and e-mails from individuals, organizations, and suppliers who inquiring about donating personal protective equipment (PPE) for our staff and patients.
In the hopes of preventing additional illnesses and in the spirit of continuing to be prepared, LCHC is now accepting donations of new and unused PPE. Types of PPE that we are accepting include:
- Masks – As the CDC has revised its acceptable mask guidelines for the prevention of infection, we are accepting both N95 respirators and ear loop surgical/procedure masks.
- Eye Protection – Similarly, any clean eye protection is also being accepted. This includes goggles and safety glasses from other industries that may have slowed due to social distancing.
- Hand Sanitizer – As you can never have enough, we are accepting hand sanitizer donations. Please note: Per CDC guidelines, we can only accept sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Disposable items – Other items that are becoming increasingly hard to find include disposable head covers, gowns, and gloves.
- Disinfective wipes – Because we are screening every patient, visitor, vendor, and staff member, we are using more disinfective wipes than normal.
To make a donation, contact Joyce Dyer, Infection Control Manager at (641) 774-3220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.