Lime Rock Park Donates Protective Supplies To Local First Responders
MARCH 21, 2020—Responding to health officials' urgent request for emergency supplies, Lime Rock Park Emergency Services Manager Zach Sawicki has donated all the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that the Park had in stock to local first responders.
Since Lime Rock Park is closed to the public through April 30, 2020, due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis, the Park had no immediate need for these supplies, Sawicki said. "The majority of supplies donated were N95 respirator face masks. Lime Rock delivered these crucial protective supplies to local first responders in Litchfield County, Conn., who were reporting to us that their supplies were completely depleted. We knew it was the right thing to do in order to help our neighbors on the front line of this crisis."
The State of Connecticut and neighboring states are making a desperate call to members of the public, businesses and philanthropic organizations requesting that they donate these vital materials to health officials responding to COVID-19 patients. United Way 2-1-1 of Connecticut is currently working with state officials to collect these products.
The specific items being requested by the state of Connecticut at this time include:
• N95 Respirator Masks
• Face Masks/Surgical Masks
• Face Shields
• Surgical Gowns
• Gloves (nitrile, or non-latex)
• Thermometer Covers (if applicable to type of thermometer)
• Hand Sanitizer
• Other Medical Items
Anyone in Connecticut with these PPEs are asked to fill out the online form at 211ct.org/DonationsCOVID19.