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Santa Barbara County is accepting donations of masks, gloves and other protective gear from community members

Posted at 4:01 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 19:08:20-04

You can now donate masks, gloves and other protective equipment to help Santa Barbara County emergency workers protect themselves from COVID-19.

Santa Barbara County is teaming up with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara to establish a countywide process for the donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) from the community.

Starting Monday, March 30th, people can stop by several locations to donate PPE in the county.

Here's a list of PPE you can donate:

  • N95 masks (NIOSH-approved)
  • Surgical and procedure masks (FDA-approved)
  • Exam gloves (powder free; nitrile or latex preferred)
  • Isolation gowns/coveralls
  • Hospital grade cleaning wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Eye protection (face shields, goggles, safety glasses)
  • Thermometers (disposable or non-contact/temporal scanner)

All PPEs must be sealed and in the original packaging, must not be expired (with the exception of NIOSH-approved N95 masks in accordance with the Emergency Use Authorization) and must not have stains, odors or tears
Donations will be accepted at the following locations: