Protecting COVID-19 front line health care workers

The Illinois Dept of Public Health is encouraging all outpatient surgical and procedural centers, ambulatory surgery centers, veterinarians, tattoo parlors and nail salons to donate their unused Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to healthcare facilities and first responders who are on the front line and actively responding to COVID-19.

Any type of healthcare PPE is welcome, especially surgical gloves, gowns, goggles, face shields, masks and N-95 respirator masks.

If you are able to donate, please email or go to

Additionally, organizations that can supply needed items should email