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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Medical Supplies Needed

3-23-2020

TEMECULA, CA – Local Businesses have an immediate opportunity to assist Temecula Valley Hospital.   Across the nation, businesses are donating or selling supplies within their existing inventory to hospitals where supplies are becoming scarce.  Mayor James “Stew” Stewart supports this effort locally in response to Temecula Valley Hospital’s request for assistance.  

Temecula Valley Hospital currently has the medical supplies and personal protective equipment that are needed to keep their employees and medical staff safe.  The hospital tracks inventory several times per day and has put in place conservation measures to protect their resources in order to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, the supply is limited and becoming scarce as they await additional supplies.  At this point, the hospital would greatly appreciate local support from the community.  Their needs include: 

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • Masks  
    • Healthcare Masks (Surgical Masks or N95 masks/equivalents)
    • Contractor Grade Masks / Respirators / Filters
  • Gloves
    • Disposable Gloves, preferably latex free
  • Thermometers
    • Infrared Non-Touch (rated for human temperature readings)
    • Other Thermometers
      • Forehead thermometers
      • Plastic strip thermometers
      • Digital Thermometers
  • Hand Sanitizer (60% Alcohol Content Required)
  • Wipes
    • Alcohol Wipes (70% Solution)
    • Bleach Wipes
    • Alcohol Swabs 
      • Example – used to clean skin prior to an injection
  • Protective Equipment
    • Medical Isolation Gowns
    • Disposable Coveralls (Tyvek Suits)
  • Face Shields
  • Goggles
  • Disposable food trays
  • Take-out / To-go Containers
    • Single-use plastic or Styrofoam
  • Individually wrapped utensils 
  • Napkins
  • Toilet Paper

While medical supply and personal protective equipment donations are welcomed, Temecula Valley Hospital can make payment arrangements to support local businesses that would incur a financial burden to donate.  Many businesses are not open and may have available supplies and equipment.  Examples would include hotels, casinos, wineries, schools, restaurants, contractors, dental offices, chiropractors, child care centers, or others.   If your business can help, please call 951-331-2536, and Temecula Valley Hospital will make arrangements for delivery or pick-up.  

Check TemeculaCA.gov/coronavirus and TemeculaValleyHospital.com/health-alert for information about COVID-19.