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Donations of masks, gowns, gloves needed at community health center amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Community Health Center of Yavapai is in need of donations for personal protective equipment for its healthcare staff. The health center is asking those who can donate items such as eye protection, masks, gowns and gloves to come forward and drop them off at the community health center’s Prescott location, 1090 Commerce Drive, or call 928-442-5612 to arrange for pick up. (Courier stock photo)

The Community Health Center of Yavapai is in need of donations for personal protective equipment for its healthcare staff. The health center is asking those who can donate items such as eye protection, masks, gowns and gloves to come forward and drop them off at the community health center’s Prescott location, 1090 Commerce Drive, or call 928-442-5612 to arrange for pick up. (Courier stock photo)

Editor’s Note: Following this post, Community Health Center of Yavapai updated their request. In statements on Facebook the center wrote:

“We greatly apologize, but we are not accepting homemade masks at this time. Thank you for those willing to step up; however, we received guidance today to only accept official, unused masks....We can still accept donations of PPE such as filtration masks (N95, P95, R95, and Surgical Masks), as well as other PPE such as gowns, eye protection and gloves, but it will be routed to the correct department to ensure all of Yavapai County's needs are being met. Thank you all!”

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The Community Health Center of Yavapai is in need of donations for personal protective equipment (PPE) for its healthcare staff.

The health center is asking those who can donate items such as eye protection, masks, gowns and gloves to come forward and drop them off at the center’s Prescott location, 1090 Commerce Drive, or call 928-442-5612 to arrange for pick up.

“Any and all donations are welcomed and appreciated,” a statement read Tuesday afternoon. “These items will be used directly by our staff, who are working on the front lines. Their lives depend on it.”

The health center statement also encouraged locals to sew masks, if possible, and donate.

“Several local residents and community groups across the country have answered the call by sewing masks for healthcare professionals,” the statement said.

A quick web-search will have dozens of how-to videos. (One example included on this page below map.)

For more information, visit facebook.com/CHCYavapai.

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