By Kathy Chouteau
Contra Costa County has announced the launch of three donation centers throughout the county where donations of crucial medical supplies and protective gear can be made in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These supplies keep our front line healthcare workers safe and healthy so they can care for others and save lives,” Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia stated in his March 24 eUpdate.
In his statement, he appealed to both businesses and residents to donate the following “badly needed” items:
- Eye protection, such as goggles and face shields.
- Unopened containers of antibacterial and disinfecting wipes, typically alcohol or bleach based (Not baby wipes).
- Unopened containers of N-95 and surgical masks.
- Medical gowns: Disposable gowns, as well as cloth surgical and hospital gowns in good condition.
The donation centers are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The West County location is at 151 Linus Pauling Dr. in Hercules.
The two additional Contra Costa County centers are located at 1750 Oak Park Blvd. in Pleasant Hill (Central County) and 4545 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch (East County).
“If possible, only one person should make the donation, to minimize the numbers of people going out in public,” advised Sup. Gioia in his statement. He also gave a shout-out to Facebook for leading the way by donating 350,000 medical gloves that will be dispersed throughout the county.
Questions? Contact Contra Costa Health Services’ Coronavirus Call Center at 844-729-8410 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For updated news from Contra Costa Health Department about COVID-19, click here.
“Be well, help others and let’s continue to make our County a model for how to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said Sup. Gioia in his statement. Please stay home except for essential activities. That’s how we beat this virus!”