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Hennepin County opened three drop-off sites for needed protective equipment for those on the front line fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Hennepin County has opened three drop-off locations for items needed to protect people responding to the COVID-19 global pandemic, a March 21 news release says.

First responders, those who work in public health, and people who work clinics and hospitals are running low on supplies that keeps them safe and helps them continue protecting the community against the virus. 

The items most needed are: 

  • Protective face wear – N95 or N100 respirators, PAPRs and surgical masks
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Tyvek coveralls
  • Tyvek foot covers
  • Eye protection (wrap arounds or chemical splash)

People can drop off personal protection equipment at the following locations from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily:

  • Adult Correctional Facility, 1145 Shenandoah Lane N, in Plymouth
  • Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation, 3000 N Second St., in Minneapolis
  • Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. S, in Edina 

According to a tweet from Hennepin County on March 22, in two ours on Sunday, 39 people donated supplies at the Minneapolis drop-off site.

Melissa Turtinen is the community editor for Lakeshore Weekly News and Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.


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