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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 6, 2020
Meghan Porter, Public Information Supervisor, 360-490-0562 or email Meghan.porter@co.thurston.wa.us  

Thurston County Emergency Management is Collecting PPE for COVID-19 Response
There are multiple locations across the county where individuals can donate

OLYMPIA – Thurston County Emergency Management is currently collecting personal protective equipment (PPE) to distribute to local healthcare facilities, first responders, and essential personnel to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

PPE needed includes: 
  • Gowns - surgical/disposable
  • Tyvek suits
  • Hair caps
  • Eye protection/goggles
  • Face shields
  • Gloves
  • Respirator masks 
  • Surgical masks
  • Mask extenders (3-D printed or sewn with buttons)
Homemade masks and PPE not of medical grade will be given to essential employees and the public. 

Locations where you can donate are listed below. Please call ahead for operating hours and drop-off arrangements.  

Thurston County Emergency Management
9521 Tilley Rd. SW 
Olympia, WA 98512

Lacey Fire Department
1231 Franz St.
Lacey, WA 98503

Olympia Fire Department
100 Eastside St. SE
Olympia, WA 98506

Tumwater Fire Department
311 Israel Rd. SE 
Tumwater, WA 98501 


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3