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Coronavirus

DuPage County accepting donations of personal protective equipment

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DuPage County is accepting donations of personal protective equipment [PPE] to assist in the COVID-19 response.

Businesses, medical and nursing schools and residents can donate unused personal protective equipment at www.protectdupage.org and locate the donation link on the front page. Those with questions about the donations process may email staff ateoc.logistics@dupageco.org.

Items needed include:

• Masks: N-95 [equivalent or higher], surgical or procedural

• Gowns: isolation and non-surgical [all sizes]

• Gloves: nitrile, sterile,and surgical [all sizes]

• Eye protection: goggles and safety glasses [fluid shield]

• Face shields

• Sani cloth germicidal disinfecting surface wipes

“Our first responders and medical professionals are on the front lines of this unprecedented fight against COVID-19," said DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin."Keeping them safe is of the utmost importance as they continue to care for our residents."

Only donations of unused PPE are being accepted by the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management [OHSEM]. The items should be unopened and in the original manufacturer’s packaging. Open packages and donations of other materials will not be accepted at the county’s location. OHSEM staff will contact the organization or individual to provide the location and times that PPE donations are being accepted and will distribute donations to police, fire, and medical facilities within DuPage County.

People wishing to donate cash to assist community non-profits in their COVID-19 response may do so through the DuPage Foundation at www.dupagefoundation.org/covid-19.html or by donating to the charity of their choice. People interested in volunteering their time to assist non-profit organizations may learn about volunteer opportunities at www.givingdupage.org.

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