Virginia Beach accepting donations of personal protective equipment

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 15:17:48-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - In response to offers from residents and businesses to donate supplies, the City of Virginia Beach announced Wednesday that it now has a formal donations process to receive personal protective equipment (PPE).

The equipment will go to the city's emergency responders and other frontline employees supporting the COVID-19 pandemic response.

According to the city, it is accepting the following items, preferrably commercial-grade and in original packaging:

  • Disinfecting cleaner approved for COVID use
  • Eye protection (glasses and goggles)
  • Fluid and droplet hair protection
  • Hand sanitizer
  • N95 Masks – large, medium, small, universal
  • Nitrile Gloves – XL, large, medium, small
  • Protective Gowns (prefer moisture barrier / level 3)
  • Surgical mask with or without Fluid Shield Protection
  • Surgical shoe covers

Businesses and residents interested in donating should complete this form instead of dropping items off with City agencies. Staff will review donations offered and arrange for drop-off or pick-up of the items.

The City of Virginia Beach is looking to set up an official donation reception center soon.

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