Special to the Opelika Observer

The Medical Association of the State of Alabama and our partner county medical societies, in an effort to assist our member physicians and other healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, are hosting a statewide PPE donation day on April 13 at various locations around Alabama. The public and businesses from around the state are encouraged to donate any extra PPE they might have to help our physicians on the front lines striving to help our sick and keep the virus from spreading.

The following items are being requested: N95 masks, surgical masks, isolation gowns, gloves (latex and latex free), face shields, sterile specimen collection swabs, commercial grade bleach wipes, alcohol wipes and hand sanitizer (70% ethyl alcohol).

Those items can be dropped off at East Alabama Medical Center, Lee County’s drop-off location, from 8 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. The hospital is located at 2000 Pepperell Parkway.

For more information, visit the COVID-19 resource website https://alabamamedicine.org/coronavirus/physician-resources/.