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Kawartha Lakes Paramedics would like to thank all who have responded to the emergency procurement request on March 23 for personal protective equipment. The overwhelming response has resulted in a wave of supplies that are being used to protect Paramedics and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The city reports that many people have come forward with donations of supplies and thanks everyone who has stepped forward in the last few days.

“We are overwhelmed by the response from the community to our request. Many, many thanks.”

“As we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19, we ask that anyone with the supplies (still) listed come forward,” says Chief Andrew Rafton, Kawartha Lakes Paramedics.

The following companies have also generously supplied gloves, masks, sanitizer, hazardous suits and face shields:

Road Runners Equipment Ltd.
Seabrook Rentals
Dollar Store Lindsay
Trillium Lakelands District School Board
Fenelon Falls Home Hardware
Highlands Propane, Fenelon Falls
Pharmasave of Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls
Canadian Tire
Lindsay Animal Hospital
Four Counties Addiction Services
Kawartha Animal Hospital
Dulux Paint
Krown Rust Control

However, the following supplies are still needed:

· N95 Masks – 3M1870+, 3M9210+ and 3M9211+

· Surgical Gowns –disposable, elasticized cuffs, cover front and back with ties to fasten and be fluid resistant

· Face Shields – need to cover the entire face, manufactured of a clear, anti-fog material, disposable, adjustable, be capable of being worn over eye glasses

· Hand Sanitizer – be a minimum of 99.0% effective against a broad range of bacteria, be alcohol based with a minimum concentration 60%, be available in personal size containers

Anyone with a supply of the items listed is asked to contact the staff person below to determine pickup and delivery arrangements. Thank you in advance for helping to contain the spread of COVID-19 and keep our health care and front line staff safe.

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