A cardboard box holds unopened packages of N95 masks at a personal protective equipment donation drive that Stanford medical students organized in the Stanford Shopping Center by Neiman Marcus on March 27, 2020. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

Calvert County, CalvertHealth Medical Center Hold Community Drive for Medical Supplies

News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – March 30, 2020 – Calvert County and CalvertHealth Medical Center (CHMC) are actively working together to ensure the health and safety of its residents.

While CHMC currently has the supplies needed to care for its patients and protect its staff, the county and the medical center are looking to increase supplies and take proactive measures for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community members and local businesses can assist by donating the following medical materials and supplies:

  • Unopened containers of hand sanitizer
  • Unopened bleach wipes
  • Unopened boxes of surgical masks
  • Unopened boxes of N95 masks
  • Unopened boxes of exam gloves
  • Unopened boxes of isolation or procedure gown

If you have supplies to donate, please contact CHMC’s Director of Patient, Family and Volunteer Services Susan Stevens at [email protected] so that arrangements can be made to collect the donations. Please note that all items must be unopened materials.

The hospital is also accepting donations of homemade gowns and masks. The Centers for Disease Control has provided clinical guidance for these masks which can be used for patients and healthcare workers who have a low-risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Give the gift of blood. Those who are healthy and asymptomatic (no fever, cough, sore throat, etc.) can schedule an appointment to give blood through the American Red Cross at redcross.org. The Red Cross is anticipating critical blood shortages throughout this crisis and one donation has the potential to save up to three lives.

Give the gift of hope. Share words of gratitude and encouragement with the CalvertHealth team by dropping a line in the submission form located on the website. Leave a kind word, inspiring message or upload an image or document.

For more ways, the community can assist, visit CHMC online at https://www.calverthealthmedicine.org/Ways-You-Can-Help.

Visit www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/Coronavirus for further updates, guidance, and resources. Updates will continue to appear on the Calvert County Government website, www.CalvertCountyMd.gov, Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CalvertCountyMd and Comcast Channel 6.

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