A Call for Medical Supply Donations
If you are a medical professional with extra medical supplies or a business with personal protection equipment and are able to donate, we urge you to do so.
WHERE: The Salt Palace Convention Center: 100 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
WHEN: Collection Site Hours are 8 am – 8 pm starting March 24, 2020
WHAT: Needed personal protection equipment:
- N95 masks (clinical or industrial)
- Surgical masks
- Face/eye protection
- Face shields (medical grade)
- Goggles (medical grade)
- Isolation gowns
- Surgical gowns
- Tyvek suits
- Examination gloves
- Surgical gloves
Guidelines for donations of PPE are listed here (under the Donate button). Additional information will be added to the website in the coming days.
Rep. Suzanne Harrison, D-Salt Lake City, Rep. Ray Ward, R-Bountiful, and Rep. Stewart Barlow, R-Fruit Heights, have called on businesses with any personal-protective equipment — like masks, gowns and gloves — to donate them to health care professionals, citing a national shortage of such supplies. All three of these lawmakers are also practicing physicians.
“As a medical doctor, I know I speak for my colleagues in saying we are honored and ready to take care of you and your loved ones, but we need your help,” Harrison said in a news release Monday. “If you or your company has clean, un-used, N95 masks, please donate them. Your donation will help our health care system function and help prevent the spread of disease.”
The N95 masks can filter out virus particles and protect health care workers from exposure to the coronavirus, the news release states.
Businesses and individuals can deliver items to The Salt Palace Convention Center: 100 S. West Temple in Salt Lake City. Collection hours are between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m starting Tuesday, March 24.
Personal Protective Equipment is commonly used by businesses in manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, industrial clean-up, and other industries. Typical applications for some types of this safety equipment may include: paint spraying, metal polishing, machine or vehicle maintenance (oils and greases), general industrial clean-up and processing, abatement/remediation, agriculture, cleaning and maintenance, general industry/manufacturing, non-hazardous operations, painting, pharmaceutical cleanroom, welding/metalwork.
Utah Physician Legislators Urge Businesses to Donate Personal Protective Equipment
SALT LAKE CITY – Rep. Suzanne Harrison (D-House District 32), Rep. Ray Ward (R- House District 19), and Rep Stewart Barlow (R- House District 17), all practicing physicians, called on businesses that use personal protective equipment (PPE) to donate N95 masks. Currently, there is a national shortage of these critical supplies which help protect healthcare professionals who are at risk of contracting COVID-19.
Rep. Harrison says, “N95 masks are designed to protect medical workers from airborne particles and liquids contaminating the face. As a medical doctor, I know I speak for my colleagues in saying we are honored and ready to take care of you and your loved ones, but we need your help. If you or your company has clean, un-used, N95 masks, please donate them. Your donation will help our health care system function and help prevent the spread of disease.”
Representatives Harrison, Ward, and Barlow are coordinating with the Utah Coronavirus Task Force in their urgent appeal for donations. Businesses with personal protective equipment they are willing to donate are asked to deliver the items to: