The original item was published from October 1, 2020 2:06 PM to October 1, 2020 2:09 PM
The need for personal protective equipment (PPE) and monetary donations to support the pandemic response continues in Loudoun County. The county uses monetary donations to purchase PPE and distributes the equipment to long-term care facilities and other health care providers that face a critical need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to a reduced rate of donations over the past few weeks, Loudoun County will close one of its two donation drop-off sites next week. Donations will continue to be accepted at the county’s Leesburg site.
Monetary donations allow the county to use its buying power to purchase PPE in bulk to create a sustainable supply that can be provided to Loudoun-based agencies. Anyone who would like to donate financially may do so by mail or online:
- Online: Electronic donations may be made through the Loudoun County website at loudoun.gov/ppe. All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted. The processor will deduct a transaction fee from each online donation.
- By mail: Checks with “COVID-19 Donations” noted in the memo line may be sent to:
Loudoun County Treasurer’s Office
PO Box 347
Leesburg, VA 20178
Effective Monday, October 5, 2020, the PPE drop-off site at the Dulles South Recreation and Community Center in South Riding will close. Instead, residents and businesses should continue to drop off PPE donations Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the county’s warehouse in Leesburg, located at 751 Miller Drive. There are signs directing drivers to the drop-off location. Items being accepted are:
- Disposable gowns
- Surgical masks
- Face shields
- N95 respirators
- Enclosed goggles
- Hand sanitizer
Officials say the greatest need currently is for N95 respirators, disposable gowns, surgical masks and face shields. Any donated supplies must be unopened. The county is not able to accept homemade equipment, such as homemade face coverings. More information is online at loudoun.gov/ppe
Requests for Equipment
The county is also fielding requests from Loudoun-based health care providers and facilities in need of personal protective equipment. Requests can be made through a form online at loudoun.gov/ppe. Organizations that have previously submitted requests for and received PPE may submit additional request forms if they have additional needs. They will be contacted by a county representative to coordinate the receipt of donated items if resources are available.
The county’s ability to provide supplies to health care providers will be extremely limited after December 31, 2020, which is the deadline for the county to spend funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The county will work with Loudoun providers to address continued needs for PPE in 2021.
Loudoun County encourages residents to stay informed about COVID-19.
Visit loudoun.gov/coronavirus for more information about how to protect yourself and your family and to sign up for email and text updates on COVID-19.
- Opt in to receive text messages:
- English: Text LCCOVID19 to 888777
- Spanish: Text LCCOVIDESP to 88877
Residents with questions about COVID-19 may call the Loudoun County Health Department’s information line, 703-737-8300, or send an email
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