Supplies Needed

Posted: March 19, 2020

 

New Hampton Medical Center
308 N Maple Ave
New Hampton, IA 50659

www.mercyone.org
(641) 394-4121

Donations of Personal Protective Equipment Needed

County Rescue Squad Garage is Drop Off Location

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 provides and health care facilities responding to COVID-19.

“This is an unprecedented health disaster, and stock 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 hep 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 take items to the Chickasaw County Rescue Squad garage located on the south side of the building at 260 East Prospect.