Donations are pouring in to some local hospitals in an effort to help with the possibility of an increase in patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A spokesperson for Dignity Health Central Coast says they currently have enough supplies, but are preparing for the days and weeks to come as it’s unknown how many people may become sick from the virus.
Foundations for Dignity’s three Central Coast hospitals – Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande and French Hospital Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo - had received at least 12 donations of N95 masks, gloves and sanitizing wipes from local people and organizations as of Friday.
Officials say if the supplies are not needed, they will be donated to another organization in need.
Along with masks, gloves and sanitizers, other needed items include clear goggles, isolation gowns, shoe covers, nitrile gloves and bouffant caps.