Contra Costa County health officials announced 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 also be distributing medical gloves donated by Facebook along with other medical equipment.
On Tuesday, March 24, Contra Costa Health Services will begin accepting donations of 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.
A healthcare system unable to deal with a problem first identified and projected in 1990 – a government incapable of acting in the best interest of the people during a time of crisis – an economy in freefall after only a couple of weeks – and now local health services taking donations of carpenter’s goggles and overspray suits because they don’t have a reserve supply of their own. Yay for us.
We’re # 1!!! Most expensive health care on the planet. As has been said, you can’t fix stupid.
I think it’s time for another jingoistic song.
WTAF??? They’re not equipped to handle something like this? This is a joke.
I think the next few weeks will tell us if we’re out of this thing or just beginning.
Without adequate testing it’s like an invisible wildfire, and without immunity we are all fuel. The US squandered months of lead time. Now, the virus will roll from one hot spot into virgin territory in waves. It’s in Africa, South America. It’s just getting started. We are just now starting to lose our health care workers, so I would suggest we all hunker down as best we can and attempt a smile even if through gritted teeth.