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News Release, Charles County Public Information Office
The Department of Emergency Services and the Charles County Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services are seeking donations of cloth masks from the public to assist first responders, volunteers, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are turning to our community members to ask for your help.
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not suggest cloth material as the first line of defense against COVID-19, cloth masks and gowns work well for other low-risk, routine situations and can help conserve precious supplies of N-95 respirator masks and other equipment. Donations needed include handmade face masks, other types of masks, Tyvek coveralls, shoe covers, shower caps, and disinfectant sprays.
Play a major part in helping our community and first responders stay healthy and prevent the further spread of the virus. Residents and businesses that wish to donate may coordinate drop-off or pickup by calling 301-609-3435 or email DESdonations@CharlesCountyMD.gov.