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Published on March 23, 2020

Wayne UNC Health Care Seeks Donations of Masks, Other Critical Medical Supplies

Wayne UNC Health Care is asking community organizations, corporations and individuals to donate much-needed medical supplies to help protect workers and patients.

Goldsboro, NC – March 23, 2020 – Wayne UNC Health Care is asking community organizations, corporations and individuals to donate much-needed medical supplies to help protect workers and patients across across the region.

If people or organizations choose to donate, Wayne UNC is urging them to follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance for social distancing and staying home as much as possible.

Currently, the hospital’s most urgent needs are:

  • N95 masks

  • Surgical masks

  • Surgical masks with shield

  • Nasal swabs for medical use

Other needed items include:

  • Disinfectant
  • Eye protection, including safety goggles/glasses
  • Face shields
  • Gloves, disposable
  • Gowns, disposable
  • Hand sanitizer, greater than 60% alcohol
  • Hand soap
  • Shoe covers, disposable
  • Handmade masks
    • For all handmade masks, please use clean, tightly-woven cotton fabric on both sides, and sew on a clean work surface. Please place face masks in ziplock-style plastic bags for donation.

      Basic mask

      A.B. Mask

      FPS Mask

To make a donation, individuals and organizations can drive up and drop off supplies:

Tuesday, March 24 through Saturday, March 28

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wayne Community College, front of campus, facing Wayne Memorial Drive; look for the tent.

What To Do If You Have COVID-19 Symptoms?

If you are concerned you have been exposed or have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), click the purple Coronavirus Help tab on the bottom of unchealthcare.org

This will bring up our coronavirus symptom checker that will lead you through some questions to determine if you need medical follow-up. You can also call your primary care provider.

Do not go to your doctor’s office or an urgent care without first determining if further medical screening is necessary.

If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911 or seek immediate treatment.

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