PPE Donations Sought from Businesses

March 23-27

Post Date:03/22/2020 3:27 PM

HILLSBOROUGH – Supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are low due to the current public health crisis. As a result, Somerset County’s Office of Emergency Management is asking ‘nonessential’ businesses to donate their PPE supplies for the benefit of RWJ University Hospital Somerset and local first responders. 

The types of PPE being requested include:

  • Nitrile gloves (any size)
  • Coveralls / tyvek suits / medical gowns (any sizes)
  • Face shields / Goggles
  • N95 masks
  • P100 masks / Air Purifying Respirators

Only unexpired items will be accepted.

A drop off location will be set up at the Somerset County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Rd., Hillsborough 08844. Drop offs will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., starting Monday, March 23.  Donations will be accepted through Friday, March 27.

All employees and volunteers working at the drop-off location will be practicing social distancing and maintaining a space of six feet or more. Donors are asked to observe the same precautions.

For more information, contact the Somerset County Office of Emergency Management at EmergencyMgmt@co.somerset.nj.us.

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Somerset County in collaboration with Raritan Valley Community College will be holding a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site on*:

  • Thursday, July 2nd from 10am to 12pm

Testing is by appointment only and proof of residency is required.  Anyone without an appointment will be turned away. Testing is free of charge and is only available for Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older. 

Appointments can be made online at https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.comResidents without computer access or wishing to schedule an appointment for children age 5-18 should call the Somerset County COVID-19 drive-thru testing information line at 908-203-6014. The information line is available Monday-Friday, from 9 AM to 1PM, expect on holidays.

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For the safety, health and security of staff and volunteers, patients must arrive by car. The testing site will not allow entry if residents don’t arrive in a vehicle, even if they have a valid driver’s license and an appointment.

The testing site location is Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg.  When coming to the testing center, residents are asked to use the main entrance to the college campus, off of Route 28.

*Additional dates will be offered based on availability of resources. Check www.co.somerset.nj.us/covid19status for updates.

 

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