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Wyoming County asking for donations of protective gear

The Wyoming County Community Heath system is in need of gloves, masks goggles and more for healthcare workers in the county
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Medical professionals and state leaders have raised concerns over a potential shortage of essential items like hospital masks.

WYOMING COUNTY, N.Y. — The Wyoming County Community Health System is imploring residents of the county to donate any protective equipment they have that could potentially help healthcare workers as they battle COVID-19. 

Chairman of the county Board of Supervisors Jerry Davis is asking that anybody who has things like N-95 masks, protective gowns, goggles, Tyvek suits, or any suit with splash protection. 

"This equipment will be used for front line staff at Wyoming County Community Health System providing direct patient care, Health Department staff working with home quarantine patients, and first responders including Wyoming County EMS, fire and law enforcement," Davis said. 

If anybody has any of the requested items and they are willing to donate them, they are asked to email OEM@Wyomingco.net, or call the Heath Department at (585) 786-8890. 

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