Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management seeks PPE donations

From Gloucester County:

(Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is seeking donations to fulfill Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) orders to local hospitals and emergency responders.

The Emergency Management Office has been working around the clock to keep our community safe and informed on the COVID-19 pandemic.

“For a doctor, nurse or emergency responder the difference between safely treating a COVID-19 patient and falling ill is a thin polymer layer,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. “There’s a national shortage of protective equipment, and we’re doing everything we can to gather the masks, gowns and gloves needed to keep them safe.”

The Office of Emergency Management has been in contact with the State to get supplies to our local healthcare and emergency response providers, but they’re seeking Gloucester County resident’s help.

Officials are asking for the following:

*   N95 Masks
*   Surgical Masks
*   Isolation gowns
*   Eye protection
*   Face shields
*   Nitrile gloves
*   Contractor trash bags
*   Disinfecting wipes
*   Hand sanitizer

OEM is asking residents, local and regional businesses and non-health care industries (including construction, dental, veterinary, manufacturing, breweries, mining, fisheries etc.) to donate their PPE. Donations must be unused and original packaging is preferred, but not required.

“We know there’s a high demand for PPE across the country right now,” Freeholder Dan Christy, liaison to the Office of Emergency Management, said. “The shortage puts our medical personnel at risk of becoming infected, sidelined or maybe even hospitalized themselves.”

If you would like to donate, please drop off your unused donations to the Office of Emergency Management at 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton 08312. If you have any questions, please call the OEM at (856) 307-7100.

To stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 news in Gloucester County, please visit www.gloucestercountynj.gov/alerts<http://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/alerts>.

New Jersey residents can call New Jersey’s COVID-19 hotline at 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253 with questions. The call center is open 24/7 and has multi-language capacity.

Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, text your zip code to 898-211.

The statewide COVID-19 case count as of 2pm Friday March 27th is 8825, and 108 fatalities, according to the NJDOH, a loss of 27 residents over the past 24 hours, and an increase of 1,982 cases.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subsequent to revision.

1,984 Positives Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

1,505 Positive Test Result(s)

Essex County:

826 Positive Test Result(s)

Middlesex County:

640 Positive Test Result(s)

Monmouth County:

634 Positive Test Result(s)

Hudson County:

594 Positive Test Result(s)

Union County:

519 Positive Test Result(s)

Ocean County:

484 Positive Test Result(s)

Passaic County:

484 Positive Test Result(s)

Morris County:

391 Positive Test Result(s)

Somerset County:

222 Positive Test Result(s)

Mercer County:

131 Positive Test Result(s)

Camden County:

95 Positive Test Result(s)

Burlington County:

88 Positive Test Result(s)

Sussex County:

65 Positive Test Result(s)

Hunterdon County:

52 Positive Test Result(s)

Gloucester County:

40 Positive Test Result(s)

Warren County:

38 Positive Test Result(s)

Atlantic County:

14 Positive Test Result(s)

Cumberland County:

9 Positive Test Result(s)

Cape May County:

7 Positive Test Result(s)

Salem County:

3 Positive Test Result(s)

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