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Montgomery County Requests Personal Protective Equipment Donations for First Responders and Medical Personnel

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Montgomery County is facing a critical shortage of protective equipment for first responders and medical personnel and is asking the public for donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

PPE is needed immediately to help keep first responders and healthcare workers (doctors, nurses and other caregivers) safe while working in our county and on the pandemic's frontlines.

Personal Protective Equipment includes:

  • Respirators (N95 or KN95)
  • Masks (surgical or procedural)
  • Gowns (medical, isolation, or surgical)
  • Face Shields (medical goggles or safety glasses)
  • Gloves

 “This unprecedented health challenge has brought out the best in our community and many people and organizations are helping,” said Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard. “The County has already received donations from many businesses currently unable to operate due to the mandate to close nonessential businesses. Local construction companies, laboratories, and manufacturers have also offered supplies. The County can use more PPE as the shortage continues.”

Any individual, business or organization with a supply of PPE is encouraged to complete this online form to arrange for a donation. 

For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the County’s COVID-19 website and follow Montgomery County on Facebook and Twitter.

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Media Contact: Julie Parker, julie.parker@montgomerycountymd.gov

Release ID: 20-163
Media Contact: Julie Parker 240-777-6507