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First responders receive face masks donations during COVID-19 outbreak

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Posted at 7:11 AM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 08:11:10-04

Some Central Texas residents have been paying it forward and donating personal protective equipment to two local police departments.

The College Station police department received a donation of 200 face masks from two local businesses, they shared on Facebook.

The Hewitt police department also shared on Facebook that they had received a donation of face masks from the Islamic Center of Hewitt.

The Brazos Community Emergency Operations Center has provided a list of personal protective equipment that can be donated to medical personnel and first responders, listed below:

  • Face Shields
  • Nitrile Gloves; any size
  • Exam Gloves; any size
  • Impermeable Coverall without hood; any size
  • Eye Goggles or equivalent
  • Shoe Covers/booties (disposable); any size
  • N95 Masks or equivalent
  • Surgical/Isolation Gowns; any size
  • Surgical Masks; Standard Procedure
  • Hand sanitizer; pump
  • Disinfecting wipes

At this time, they are only accepting manufactured items and are not accepting any handmade masks or other supplies.

A list of donation drop off sites can be found on their website.