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CREST HAVEN - Cape May County government is seeking the public’s help in gathering necessary medical supplies for those at the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to a release, the Cape May County Health Department and the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management are seeking donations from businesses that are closed during this pandemic of sealed boxes of gloves, masks, and personal protective equipment.

Businesses, salons, schools and others may have access to some of these materials that could be vital to medical personnel as time goes forward.

The request is that these donations would be taken to Cape May County OEM, but people should call ahead before making the donation at 609-600-5055.

“I have seen our community step up time after time over the years in Cape May County,” stated Freeholder Jeff Pierson, liaison to the Health Department. “If anyone has these gloves, masks, or PPE, we ask them to donate these materials for the doctors, nurses, and all first responders on the front lines.”

The need for this equipment is well-known across the United States. It is expected that the need for these medical supplies will increase as testing becomes more available and more positive tests come from residents of Cape May County.

“Our OEM and Health Department are working with the state and local medical professionals to ensure that all of the necessary medical supplies are made available,” stated Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton, liaison to the county’s OEM. “This is an issue across the entire country and anyway our local businesses can reduce our need for these medical supplies would be very much appreciated.”

Both Freeholders Thornton and Pierson urge Cape May County residents to stay safe and follow current health recommendations.