Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | Apr 09, 2020
Responding to a recent update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) will now accept cloth mask donations for use in non-patient contact areas.
“The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has led to a nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks,” said Ken Boush, YRMC’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “With the recent CDC update, we will now allow staff in non-patient contact areas to use cloth masks if they prefer. This will allow us to preserve surgical masks and N-95 respirators for our frontline clinicians.”
YRMC has posted information on its website to include preferred instructions for sewing the masks. YRMC needs “sewn cloth face coverings,” which may be found on YRMC’s website at www.yrmc.org/yrmc-foundation/covid-19-support.
Completed cloth face coverings may be delivered Monday through Friday between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm to the front desk of either: YRMC West
1003 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, Arizona 86301 YRMC East
7700 East Florentine Road
Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314
To ensure all donations of cloth face coverings are received, YRMC asks that you:
- Pack and Mark Your Donation – All cloth face coverings should be bundled into plastic zip-lock baggies and then placed in a box. Please clearly print the name of the individual making the donation on the box.
- Complete a Donation Information Form – The YRMC Foundation has created a COVID-19 Supply Donation Intake Form (www.YRMC.org/YRMC-foundation) to track gifts. Please download and email the completed form to the YRMC Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org). Every donor will receive a thank you letter, which also may be used for 2020 taxes.
“The YRMC team is very appreciative of the outpouring of support from the community during COVID-19,” Boush said. “It has really reinforced to all of us what it means to be part of a community-based healthcare system.”
For more information on how to support YRMC’s healthcare team during COVID-19, please visit www.yrmc.org/yrmc-foundation/covid-19-support.
COVID-19 news is also available at Yavapai County Community Health Services at http://www.yavapai.us/chs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov.