Sunday, August 7, 2022

Virginia Beach accepting donations of PPE for COVID-19 Response

Photo courtesy CDC (All News Hampton Roads)

Virginia Beach says it has set up a formal donation process to receive personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect its emergency responders and other frontline employees supporting the COVID-19 pandemic response.

​The city said they set this up in response to offers from residents and businesses to donate supplies. Adding, ideally, the PPE supplies should be commercial-grade and in original packaging.

Items needed include, but are not limited to:

  • 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

To donate, businesses and residents should complete this Donation 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. More information will be shared as it is available.

Volunteer Opportunities, Donations and Assistance

Many community agencies, nonprofit organizations and charities are also working to help the community through this COVID-19 pandemic, especially the community’s vulnerable people in need of support.

To volunteer, donate or seek assistance, visit emergency.vbgov.com/coronavirus#volunteeropportunities,donationsandassistance

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