MARTINEZ (CBS SF) — Contra Costa County officials on Monday announced a trio of donation sites where residents can provide protective medical supplies for health care workers caring for novel coronavirus patients.
Local businesses and residents throughout the county can donate items like goggles, face shields, unopened antibacterial and disinfecting wipes, unopened N-95 and surgical masks and medical gowns. Facebook has already donated 350,000 medical gloves to be distributed to healthcare providers throughout the county.
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The three sites — 151 Linus Pauling Drive in Hercules, 1750 Oak Park Blvd. in Pleasant Hill and 4545 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch—will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The county will begin accepting donations at each site Tuesday.
Residents can contact the Contra Costa Health Services call center at (844) 729-8410 for information on acceptable supplies.
Also on Monday, Sutter Health called on Bay Area residents and businesses Monday to donate personal protective equipment to the organization’s frontline clinical staff as they care for dozens of novel coronavirus patients around the region.
Sutter Health is anticipating a shortage of protective equipment like N95 masks, surgical masks and protective glasses and goggles as coronavirus cases continue to surge. In light of a shortage, the organization said it plans to pursue several ways to shore up and conserve its necessary medical supplies.
“Our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our patients, providers and communities,” Sutter Health Systems Enterprises President Dr. Rishi Sikka said.
Donors can contact their local Sutter Health affiliate facility or call (844) 987-6099 to speak with a Sutter Health representative. Courier
service is also available for large local donations.
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