Consider Donating Personal Protect Equipment to Assist in COVID-19 Response

Consider Donating Personal Protect Equipment to Assist in COVID-19 Response

Businesses and organizations are urged to donate personal protective equipment, or PPE, by
contacting their local public health department and the county emergency management
agency.

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is encouraging Iowa businesses and organizations
to donate extra personal protective equipment to assist health care providers and health care
facilities responding to COVID-19.

“This an unprecedented public health disaster, and stocks of personal protective equipment for
health care providers are being used rapidly,” said Ken Sharp, division director of Acute Disease
Prevention, Emergency Response and Environmental Health. “Any organizations that have extra
PPE supplies that aren’t immediately needed should consider donating them to help those on
the front line of this disease.”

Any type of health care PPE will be welcomed, especially gloves, gowns, eye protection, and
masks. Local public health and local emergency management officials will can work to address
needs locally and beyond.

To donate PPE, please contact county public health department or local emergency
manager. Local health department contact information can be found
at https://idph.iowa.gov/lphs/local-public-health-agencies, county emergency management
agency information can be found
at https://www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov/documents/county/COORD_Public_List.pdf.

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