The Wolf administration today announced the launch of an online portal
for individuals, corporations or community organizations to inform the
commonwealth of critical medical supplies available for donation during
the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’ve received a lot of inquiries from people and businesses that want
to help first responders and medical professionals,” said PEMA Director
Randy Padfield. “While some people are reaching out directly to their
local emergency management office or health care facilities, we are able
to coordinate efforts for donations of larger quantities or for anyone
who doesn’t know how to get these supplies to those who need them.”
Even amid stabilizing numbers of new COVID-19 cases, these supplies are
needed most: surgical/procedure masks; form fitting respirators (ex.
N95/N99); face masks with integrated shield; medical grade alcohol –
based hand sanitizer; aprons; protective gloves; protective goggles;
isolation gowns; protective suits; and sanitizing wipes.
Further details and specifications required for any donated materials
are available from the Pennsylvania Department of Health online via the
Critical Medical Supplies Resource Guide,
and the CDC’s Protective Clothing Resource Guide,