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Integris requesting assistance to deal with pandemic

Integris hospitals in northeast Oklahoma are asking for assistance. They will accept donations later this week.

“As caregivers we are usually the ones providing assistance, but due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and a worldwide shortage of medical supplies – we are the ones now asking for help,” Integris said in a weekend news release.

To better prepare for a potential influx of patients, Integris is asking the public to donate the following items:

  • Masks  – This is the #1 Need. Dust masks, painter masks, construction masks, surgical masks. We can use them all.

Other Needed Items Include:

  • Nitrile gloves
  • Eye protection
  • Impermeable gowns
  • Touchless thermometers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bleach wipes
  • Disinfectant wipes

“We know these items are scarce right now, but this type of personal protective equipment (PPE) is the only barrier between us and the disease,” the statement said. “We need it to not only protect ourselves – but the community at large.”

Donations will be accepted on Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24 at the following locations.

9 to 11 a.m.
INTEGRIS North Parking Lot
900 E. 13th Street (across from the baseball fields)

1 to 3 p.m.
INTEGRIS South Parking Lot
Steve Owens & B Street
(Gravel lot by the INTEGRIS billboard)

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