March 19, 2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health is encouraging Iowa businesses and organizations to donate extra personal protective equipment (PPE) to assist health care providers and health care facilities responding to COVID-19.

"This an unprecedented public health disaster, and stocks 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 help those on the front line of this disease."

Any type of health care PPE will be welcomed, especially gloves, gowns, eye protection, and masks.

To donate PPE, please contact Hamilton County Public Health at 515-832-9565.

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