The Massachusetts medical community is currently facing an imminent, dire shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), posing a substantial risk to our front-line health care workers and impeding the medical community’s collective ability to effectively respond to the crisis.
Even with the diligent efforts being made by agencies and community members alike, the shortage of PPE is becoming a critical threat, especially as hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients have increased dramatically.
The physicians of the Massachusetts Medical Society are appealing to local businesses and residents to help.
Area businesses can help in these efforts by checking inventory for PPE (surgical/procedure masks, N95/N99 masks, face masks with integrated shield, etc.) and donating these much-needed supplies for distribution to those health care providers experiencing a dire shortage.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is supporting a coordinated process to collect supplies that you’d like to donate, or would like to talk through the donations process, the Donations Management Branch can be reached at 508-820-2074 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on how to donate and what supplies are needed, click here.