NEWAYGO COUNTY, Mich. — There is a shortage of personal protective equipment in Newaygo County because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the county is asking the public for help. 

They are hosting a donation drive on Wednesday, March 25 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Newaygo County Maintenance Building located at 1020 E Wilcox Ave. in White Cloud. 

The following items will be accepted: 

  • N95 Masks
  • Isolation masks (adult/child)
  • Masks with face shield/visor
  • Handmade or sewn reusable masks
  • Face shields
  • Goggles/safety glasses
  • Bouffant caps
  • Extended extra protection gloves – all sizes
  • Isolation gowns
  • Bleach wipes
  • Swabs (flexible mini-tip)
  • Pocket-sized sanitizer
  • Thermometers (digital, disposable, temporal)

If you have items but are unable to donate this Wednesday, contact Newaygo County Emergency Services at 231-689-7354.  

Traveling to drop-off sites to donate medical supplies does not violate Michigan’s statewide stay-at-home order, Newaygo County officials said.

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The county said in a press release that it will continue to maintain a supply of masks and other personal protective equipment for its patients and health care providers but it is working to stretch its supply. 

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Newaygo County Emergency Services and Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial are accepting donations for their first responders and healthcare workers in Newaygo County. 

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