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State of Ohio urging residents, businesses to donate personal protective equipment

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During a briefing Thursday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Dr. Amy Acton continued to remind Ohioans of the oncoming shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and first responders. (WSYX/WTTE)

During a briefing Thursday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Dr. Amy Acton continued to remind Ohioans of the oncoming shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and first responders.

This includes masks, goggles, gloves, gowns and face shields.

A release from DeWine's office said taking care of a patient who is in intensive care for a 24-hour shift requires:

  • 36 pairs of gloves
  • 14 gowns
  • 3 pairs of goggles
  • 13 N-95 face masks.

The state is asking residents and businesses who can donate PPE, or any essential service or resources, to email together@governor.ohio.gov.

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