The response to the COVID-19 has resulted in a national shortage of personal protective equipment. We need these critical supplies to ensure the safety of our first responders, police officers and other healthcare professionals who are on the front line of protecting our health, welfare and safety.
We ask that any business in personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, beauty salons and any individuals to donate equipment they have to fill this vital need. Masks, gloves, gowns and other personal protective equipment are in short supply. Supervisor Scott Russell is launching a Supply Drive to help obtain N95 masks, ear lobe face masks, gowns and gloves.
“We need to do all we can and give all we can give to help protect those who are on the front line of this battle” said Supervisor Russell “and we need to remember to take all steps necessary to protect ourselves, our family and our community”
For those who wish to donate, you can contact the Supervisor’s office at 631 765-1889 or the Southold Town Police Department at 631 765-2600 to arrange for pick up or drop off.
“We remain committed to serving our community during this national health crisis and are taking all precautions necessary to keep both our staff healthy and support the efforts of all of our health care professionals”, said Police Chief Martin Flatley, “we urge all residents to cooperate with social distancing standards to prevent the spread of this virus.”
Also, the New York State Department of health is allowing people to make appointments for their Suffolk County mobile testing site at Stony Brook Hospital now. You can call 1-888-364-3065 to talk to a healthcare professional.
Authority: Chief Martin Flatley – Town of Southold Police Department