Donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
While health facilities work to secure more supplies, our community can help bridge the gap by donating PPE you may have at home, at your school, or at your workplace. As our understanding of the public health emergency evolves, our donation efforts are changing, as well. We are now accepting hand-made cloth face masks and have expanded the recipients of our donations to include senior housing and homeless shelters. If you prefer that your donation go to a health facility, please feel free to let us know by placing a note on your donation.
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Please Note: Only individuals who are at low-risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19, as outlined by the CDC, can offer assistance that requires leaving home isolation. By completing the sign-up form below you affirm that you are low-risk and agree that you accept all risk and responsibility and further hold any facilitator associated with this Personal Protective Equipment donation effort harmless. All donors of PPE will be asked to leave their donations in a Ziploc-style bag on their doorstep so there is no human-to-human contact and physical distance of six feet is maintained at all times.
- The Mayor’s Office has created a resource guide, with information about parking enforcement, senior hours at local grocery stores and other information.
- A Berkeley Mutual Aid website has been created for neighbors to offer and receive assistance, such as help with grocery shopping.
- The Alameda County Office of Education has a webpage on mental health and well-being as you shelter in place.
- The state COVID-19 website is where you can get up to speed on what’s happening statewide and what resources and assistance may be available, such as unemployment insurance.
If you have specific questions or concerns, please always feel free to reach out to me: firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-981-7110.
Updates about COVID-19
Berkeley residents 75+: Another 800 vaccine appointments now available, February 5, 2021
January News: Stay-at-Home Order Lifted, All About Vaccines & More, January 27, 2021
New Covid-19 Restrictions, Thanksgiving Safety & More, November 23, 2020
COVID-19 Face masks now required, enforcement begins 4/22, April 18 2020
Covid-19 Situation Update, Census 2020 & More, April 13 2020
COVID-19 Shelter In Place Order Extended, March 31 2020
COVID-19 Shelter In Place Order for 6 Bay Area Counties, March 16 2020
COVID-19 Updated State Guidance, March 15 2020
Coronavirus: What You Need to Know, March 4 2020