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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Loudoun County Opens Second Drop-Off Location for Donations of Personal Protective Equipment

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As part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Loudoun County is opening a second location for residents and businesses to drop off donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) for distribution to Loudoun-based health care providers and facilities in need. 

A second location is being added for the convenience of residents and businesses at the Dulles South Recreation and Community Center, 24950 Riding Center Drive in South Riding, which will operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., beginning Wednesday, April 15, 2020. A tent will be placed in the front parking lot of the center with a sign identifying the PPE donation site.

This is in addition to the Leesburg drop-off location at 751 Miller Drive, which operates Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Blue signs on Miller Drive and in the parking lot will guide individuals to the drop-off location.

Both sites will accept:

  • Surgical masks.
  • Disposable gowns.
  • Face shields.
  • N95 respirators.
  • Enclosed goggles.
  • Coveralls.
  • Gloves.
  • Hand sanitizer.

Officials say the greatest need currently is for surgical masks, disposable gowns and face shields. Any donated supplies may be opened, but must be unused. The county is not able to accept homemade equipment, such as homemade masks. More information is online at loudoun.gov/ppe.

Since the county began accepting donations of PPE in late March, the amount of equipment distributed includes: 

  • 4,725 gloves. 
  • 1,607 N95 respirators.    
  • 555 surgical masks.
  • 202 disposable gowns.

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. 

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.
  • Text LCCOVID19 to 888777 to receive text alerts from Loudoun County about COVID-19. 

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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