Emergency responders, local hospitals and health care providers throughout Otter Tail County are running low on personal protective equipment (PPE).
According to a press release, these items are needed to keep individuals safe as they continue to provide essential services that protect our residents.
Otter Tail County is accepting donations of PPE in an effort to help protect our community responders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requested include:
Protective face wear – N95 or N100 masks, PAPRs and surgical or procedural masks
Homemade face masks (MDH Guidelines)
Gowns- disposable gowns and Tyvek Coveralls
Tyvek Foot covers
Eye protection (wrap arounds or chemical splash, face shields)
Hand sanitizer, hand wipes, and disinfectant wipes (at least 60% alcohol based)
Otter Tail County asks that the PPE is in the original container or packaging to ensure it is sanitary. Open boxes or packages are not accepted at this time. Homemade masks are currently requested.
If you have PPE to donate, please fill out the COVID-19 PPE Donation Form online at or call 218-998-8320.
With practicing social distancing, arrangements will be made to pick up donations. No drop-off locations will be established at this time.
The donations will be secured at a county facility and coordinated with the county emergency management and healthcare partners for disbursement. Otter Tail County continues to urge the public to adhere to social distancing guidelines.