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Niagara University donates extra personal protective equipment 
Overall, 22,000 pairs of gloves, 500 masks, and 100 gowns were sent to Roswell Park and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
 
Wyoming County Health Officials Issued an Urgent Request for Public Help With PPE  
Specific needs are N-95 or procedure-style masks and respirators, protective gowns, goggles and Tyvek suits or similar suits with liquid splach protection” said Chairman Jerry Davis of the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors.
 
Local manufacturer looks to help build ventilators during shortage 
Albany County Executive Dan McCoy shared this story on his Facebook page about a Cohoes-based company said it's in talks to potentially build thousands of ventilators for New York State.
 
Suffolk County Supply Drive nets thousands of supplies
Yesterday, Suffolk County received more than 284,000 PPE supplies from residents and businesses. The supply drive will continue M-F between 10am - 2pm at Suffolk Fire Academy. The County is also looking to expand to two new locations. If a company has any available PPE supplies, they are asked to contact FRESFinance@suffolkcountyny.gov.

Rockland group to start sewing facemasks to help hospitals facing shortages 
With hospitals nationwide, including in Rockland, in desperate need of more protective gear as coronavirus sweeps through, a group of Rocklanders are tapping their sewing and organizational skills to help. The group has been in touch with Rockland County Executive Ed Day and is working with the hospitals to figure out a safe and effective distribution network.  
 
Broome County Executive Announces Donation Drop-Off Site and Closure of Public Playgrounds
County Executive Garnar announced the establishment of a new donation drop-off site for much-needed supplies at the former Macy's building at the Oakdale Mall. The site will accept only the following unused personal protective equipment: N-95 and surgical masks; medical gowns; medical plastic face shields; medical gloves; and medical shoe covers. The site will be open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting on Tuesday, March 24th. Additionally, following guidance from New York State, County Executive Garnar signed an emergency order Monday closing all public playgrounds, athletic courts, and sporting fields.

Suffolk County supply drive 
County Executive Steve Bellone announced a Suffolk County Supply Drive for personal protective equipment to protect medical professionals and first responders. Starting Monday, between 10am-2pm, people can drop off supplies at the Suffolk Fire Academy. The donations the County is seeking include N95 masks, ear loop face masks, gowns, and gloves. For a large donation of supplies or a potential vendor of opportunity, people are encouraged to contact FRESfinance@suffolkcountyny.gov.  
 
Oswego County Officials Ask Local Retailers for Right of First Refusal for PPE 
In order to have adequate supplies for protecting citizens during the COVID-19 outbreak, Oswego County government is requesting local retailers, distributors and manufacturers to give the county right of first refusal for personal protective equipment and supplies. The County is the centralized distribution entity that provides personnel protective equipment to first responders and health care providers. 

Wyoming County calling on public for medical supplies
The Wyoming County Emergency Operations Center is putting out a call to the public for personal protective equipment, which is urgently needed. Officials are asking residents and businesses to donate respirators, N-95 masks, gowns, goggles and suits with liquid splash protection for healthcare workers at Wyoming County Community Health Systems. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to email OEM@wyomingco.net or call the Health Department to arrange for drop off or pick up.

Columbia-Greene Community College donates PPE to hospital 
The nursing department of Columbia-Greene Community College has donated several cases of personal protective equipment to Columbia Memorial Health. The gowns and masks were given to the hospital as part of the national effort to supply front-line staff with the items that have fallen into short supply.