FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Emergency responders across Otter Tail County, local hospitals and health care providers are running low on personal protective equipment (PPE), per a press release from the county.

Otter Tail County is accepting donations of PPE to help protect its community responders during the coronavirus pandemic.

Requested items include N95 or N100 masks, PAPRs and surgical or procedural masks; nitrile gloves; disposable gowns and Tyvek coveralls; Tyvek foot covers, eye protection (wrap arounds or chemical splash, face shields); hand sanitizer, hand wipes and disinfectant wipes that are at least 60% alcohol-based.

The county requests that the PPE is in its original container or packaging to ensure it is sanitary. Open boxes or packages and homemade masks or gowns are not accepted at this time.

If one would like to make a donation, fill out the COVID-19 PPE donation form online at ottertailcountymn.us/content-page/ppe-donations/ or call 218-998-8320.