Cottage Health officials are establishing a central drop-off center in the parking lot adjacent to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, 351 S. Patterson Ave.
Accepted medical supply donations include:
» Face shields, either single use or nondisposable
» Eye shields, either single use or nondisposable
» Isolation gowns or standard level-3 gowns
» N95 masks
» N99 masks
» Standard procedure masks
» Reusable P100/N95 respirators and cartridges/filters
» Respirator hoods or hazmat hoods
Sewn cloth masks will not be accepted at this time, said Cottage Health.
The drop-off center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, for an undetermined number of days as the local COVID-19 situation and the need for supplies becomes clearer.
“Many individuals and organizations are reaching out to Cottage Health to offer support through donations of medical supplies,” Cottage Health officials in a statement.
“Cottage is extremely grateful to the organizations and local businesses that have provided supplies to help restock protective equipment for health-care workers providing care at the hospitals.”
The global demand for medical supplies has been overwhelming, which has created shortages for many communities.
For questions regarding items other than those listed above, Cottage Health vice president for advancement David Dietrich can be contacted at email@example.com or at 805.569.7345.