Mass. Launches Portal For Donations of Protective Gear Amid Pandemic

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Massachusetts has launched an online portal where people and companies can donate or sell personal protective equipment and volunteer to join the COVID-19 outbreak response, the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker announced Sunday.

The portal will supplement the donations the state has already received, "streamline these offers and quickly distribute supplies to those in need,” Baker said in a statement.  

Surgical masks, N95/99 respirator masks, goggles, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes are among the items in need.

“We also need more volunteers to help support our response to this unprecedented public health emergency, and urge people to sign up to lend a hand," Baker said.

"Our administration will continue making every effort to secure supplies from all possible resources to support our front line workers during these tough times," Baker said in a written statement.

As of Saturday, there are 4,257 COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts and 44 people have died from the illness, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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