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.”
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 individual making the donation on the box.
- Complete a Donation Information Form – The YRMC Foundation has created a COVID-19 Supply Donation Intake Form 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 our COVID-19 web community.