Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) donation site now open
Ramsey County has established a drop-off site to accept requested donations for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for staff who work on the front lines responding to COVID-19. The following items are requested in unused (sealed or open) condition:
- N95 respirator masks.
- Medical, surgical or industry face masks.
- Tie-in-back gowns.
- Face shields.
- Surgical gloves (nitrile or vinyl).
- Cloth face coverings (homemade face masks).*
*- donations of any homemade face coverings should accord with current guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Donations will be used by staff in Public Health, Social Services, Correctional Health and other areas that work directly with the public and with vulnerable populations in particular. The donations will supplement the county’s existing supplies which are limited.
The drop-off site is located on the northeast corner of the county’s Public Works campus (near the used oil and filter collectioin shed) at:
Roadway signs direct donators from Highway 96 directly to the large donation box. The site is under 24-hour surveillance and staff will retrieve items through the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. which is when drop-offs are preferred. Organizations that may have the ability to provide exceptionally large donations should call 651-266-7211 to make special arrangements.