COVID-19 Regional Information
Here is a regional list of ways you and your organization can help.
Georgia businesses who are able to help the state provide, produce, distribute, or store critical health care items needed to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Critical items include: N-95 masks or equivalent, air purifying machines, face shields, hair covers, hand sanitizer, hospital beds, gloves (various sizes – nitrile or latex-free), negative pressure machines, no-touch thermometers (regular if no-touch are not available), safety goggles, sanitation units, sanitizing spray, sanitizing wipes, shoe covers, surgical masks, Tyvek suits, and ventilators. To complete the information form, visit:
VOLUNTEER MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS:
The Medical Association of Georgia Medical Reserve Corps (MAG MRC) is encouraging physicians and allied health care professionals – including retired physicians, PAs, APRNs, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, medical students, and fourth-year pharmacy students – to volunteer for its COVID-19 Response Team.
The MAG MRC COVID-19 Response Team is expected to be used in an array of ways in the coming weeks. Most of these volunteers are expected to serve in their area, whether that’s working at a health care facility or using a telehealth option – but it is possible that some will be asked to travel to other parts of the state if the virus overwhelms a community’s health care capacity. Note that there are telemedicine-only and local clinics-only options.
FREE & CHARITABLE CLINICS:
Georgia Charitable Care network (GCCN) fundraiser, which aims to raise at least $30,000 in donations to ease the strain that has descended on Georgia’s charity clinics since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, will begin today and run through April 22. Raised funds will go directly toward helping GCCN members around the state – of which there are nearly 100 – with technology and supply needs. Well-known metro-area clinics like Good Samaritan Health Center of Atlanta and the Center for Black Women’s Wellness are members of GCCN.
HOSPITALS NEEDING HELP
WellStar Health System
We appreciate all donations of unopened (sealed) medical supplies, as well as homemade masks. Please reference the information in the FAQ section below for creating masks that will help keep our team members safe and healthy. Should you have items that you wish to donate to your local Wellstar hospital, please email us at give@wellstar to schedule a drop-off time.
If your business would like to support our healthcare professionals and the patients being cared for in our 11 hospitals across Georgia, please email us at give@wellstar. Within the email, be sure to include your name, business and contact information, the Wellstar hospital you wish to support (or whether you’d like to give to the area with the greatest need) and the type of goods or services you are willing to offer.
Corporate partners may also financially support our COVID-19 Relief efforts with an online giftor by contacting a member of the Wellstar Foundation.
Albany, GA is currently one of the hardest hit areas in Georgia. They are requesting masks and PPE equipment, here is a link to their website where you can donate and help.
Emory Healthcare is operating a drop-off donation center to accept certain unopened (sealed) medical supplies. We are in awe, by the outpouring of support from the people and businesses in our community. At Emory, our commitment to improving lives and providing hope is unwavering. Please know how thankful and proud we are to call this city home.
CHILDCARE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS:
Child Care Needs: The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) is working with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) to coordinate efforts to provide childcare for first responders and other healthcare professionals . DECAL funds a call center, which has up-to-date information on availability, to support families in looking for available child care. During the current COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the call center can provide additional support to hospital staff and other first responders and can contact programs directly.
Call 1-877-ALL GA KIDS (1-877-255-4254).
For employers seeking child care options for 25 or more staff, call 470-426-2610 for direct support.
UNC Health Care in need of personal protective equipment
With the rise in COVID-19 cases, UNC Health Care is experiencing a shortage in personal protective equipment. NCBiotech is helping them extend their search for any personal protective equipment to protect healthcare providers on the front lines of the outbreak. If any laboratories or other industry worksites have any masks, gowns, gloves or booties, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NC DHHS Calls for Health Care Volunteers
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) is calling for health care volunteers to assist with the COVID-19 response. They are seeking volunteers in the following areas: Clinical (physicians, advanced care providers, nurses, EMS); Clinical Support (pharmacy, imaging and respiratory care); Non-clinical Support (facility maintenance, safety, administrative). The full letter is available here.
Medical University of South Carolina:
MUSC Health is receiving numerous contacts from businesses, community organizations, and individuals who want to help provide necessary and in-demand health care supplies, as well as food and financial donations. Please see the frequently asked questions below for answers that should help those wishing to connect with MUSC Health in this way.
South Carolina: Supply Chain Help & PPE Collection:
SCBIO (SC Biotechnology Industry Organization) is working directly with numerous partners including the SC Hospital Association (SCHA), SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP), SC Department of Commerce, DHEC (SC Department of Health & Environmental Control), and SCRA (SC Research Authority) to serve as a hub for gathering verified supply chain information from leading-edge companies that have availability of approved resources, including COVID-19 test kits (Vikor Scientific, Precision Genetics, etc.), , to PPE, face shields, swabs, N95 masks, respirators, etc. SCBIO can connect you directly to companies or appropriate organizations that can directly assist
For Information, Please Contact:
SCBIO: www.scbio.org or email@example.com or call 864-397-5101
SC Hospital Association: contact lhewitt@scha or call 803-609-0037
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