Contra Costa County announced Monday the opening of three donation sites for protective medical supplies in West County, Central County and East County.
The Regional Center of the East Bay, which serves developmentally disabled residents of Contra Costa and Alameda counties, will be distributing medical gloves donated by Facebook along with other medical equipment.
A formal announcement will be made later Monday.
Beginning Tuesday, the county will begin accepting donations protective equipment and supplies for use by healthcare providers throughout the county. Businesses and residents are encouraged to donate only the following types of protective medical supplies:
- Eye protection, such as goggles and face shields
- Antibacterial and disinfecting wipes, typically alcohol or bleach based (unopened). NO baby wipes.
- N-95 and surgical masks (in unopened containers/boxes)
- Medical gowns: Disposable gowns, as well as cloth surgical and hospital gowns in good condition
Donation centers will be open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at:
- West County: 151 Linus Pauling Drive, Hercules
- Central County: 1750 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill
- East County: 4545 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch
Recognizing the urgent need all healthcare providers have for protective equipment, Facebook donated 350,000 medical gloves that will be distributed throughout Contra Costa County. Their donation is one example of the commitment organizations of all sizes have to support readiness efforts.
Please call the Contra Costa Health Services call center at 844-729-8410 with questions about what protective equipment will be accepted.
Donation sites will be staffed by county employees.
COVID-19 in California by the Numbers:
As of March 21, 2020, 2 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, there are a total of 1,468 positive cases and 27 deaths in California (including one non-California resident).
Ages of all confirmed positive cases:
- Age 0-17: 23 cases
- Age 18-64: 1066 cases
- Age 65+: 369 cases
- Unknown: 10 cases
- 113 – Travel related
- 145 – Person-to-person acquired
- 408 – Community acquired (see map of local health jurisdictions reporting community transmission – PNG)
- 778 – Under investigation