BRAC’s March 26 COVID-19 Brief: How businesses can assist PPE shortage
Our region is experiencing a shortage of personal protection equipment (PPE) needed by front-line healthcare workers in their COVID-19 response. Of particular need are germicidal wipes, hand sanitizer, surgical masks, procedure masks, N95 masks, gowns and protective drapes, goggles, and latex and non-latex gloves of all sizes. Regional leaders are looking for business assistance in the following ways:
- Businesses with the above-mentioned items available to donate may do so Monday through Friday, 9 – 11 a.m., at 9455 Plank Road. Contact 225-763-4240 or PPEdonations@brhealthdistrict.com for further instruction. This is an initiative organized by the Baton Rouge Health District, and is currently primarily intended for business to business donations. Please make sure to only include clean, boxed, sealed, and unused containers.
- Manufacturers who are interested and able to transition their production to one of the needed items are encouraged to do so. Contact Donnie Miller at email@example.com for guidance.
Businesses or individuals with technical abilities to innovate needed items through 3D printing should contact Stephen Loy with the Louisiana Tech Park at firstname.lastname@example.org.