Hackensack, N.J. — Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announced that the County has begun donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as respirator/surgical masks, medical face shields/goggles, protective medical gowns and latex gloves, to the six hospitals located in the County including Holy Name Medical Center, The Valley Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, Englewood Hospital, Pascack Valley Medical Center and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center.
“We are one Bergen County Family and we will continue to be there for our doctors and nurses and all those who are on the frontline battling COVID-19,” said County Executive Tedesco. “We are encouraging any Bergen County resident who has PPE to please consider donating to the County at our drive-thru site in Paramus. We will get that much needed equipment into the hands of those who need it most – our healthcare professionals.”
Beginning tomorrow, the County of Bergen will be accepting PPE donations at the Annex Building located at 220 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus (located behind Bergen New Bridge Medical Center off Pascack Road and Ridgewood Avenue). The drive-thru donation site will remain open every weekday, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The County of Bergen will be accepting small and large donations alike and has the necessary equipment to unload palletized donations if necessary. This is a drive-thru donation site and residents are asked to have donations readily accessible in the trunk or back area of their vehicles so County staff can unload the items.
Residents can email PPEdonations@co.bergen.nj.us with any questions they might have about larger donations being dropped off, acceptance of homemade opened boxes, and other inquiries.