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Consider Donating Personal Protective Equipment


March 19, 2020


Consider Donating Personal Protective Equipment to Assist in COVID-19 Response

Businesses and organizations are urged to donate personal protective equipment, or PPE, by contacting their 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 providers and health care facilities responding to COVID-19.

"This is 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 lines 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 can work to address needs locally and beyond. 

To donate PPE, please drop off at Linn County Emergency Management Agency located on Kirkwood Community College Main Campus. 

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

See Map (Bldg 5 on the map)

Donations can be dropped off anytime Monday-Friday from 8AM - 4:30PM.

Inquiries may be directed to Brad Ransford at 892-6503 or brad.ransford@linncounty-ema.org.