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.
Our drop-off location for protective equipment remains open until 5 p.m. today.— Hennepin County MN (@Hennepin) March 22, 2020
In two hours we had 39 residents donate supplies that can be used by those who are working to protect our community. Additional drop-off sites open tomorrow.
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