The County of San Luis Obispo is accepting donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the community. Donated PPE will supplement supplies the County is coordinating and distributing to local health care providers and first responders. See below for details regarding the types and criteria of PPE needed.

Types of PPE Accepted:

  • N95 masks (NIOSH-approved)
  • Surgical and procedure masks (FDA-approved)
  • Exam gloves (powder-free; nitrile or latex preferred)
  • Isolation gowns/coveralls
  • Hospital grade cleaning wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Eye protection
    • Face shields
    • Goggles
    • Safety glasses
    • Thermometers
      • Disposable
      • Non-contact/temporal scanner

Criteria for Donated PPE:

  • Sealed, original packaging
  • Not expired (with the exception of NIOSH-approved N95 masks in accordance with the Emergency Use Authorization)
  • No stains, odors, or tears

How to Donate PPE

  1. Email or call the County’s PPE Supply Coordinator at or call (805) 543-2444.
  2. County staff will contact you to confirm the PPE meets criteria for donation.
  3. County staff will then provide you with details about when and where to drop-off the PPE. Please do not drop off any donated items at County sites or at health care facilities unless that facility specifically directed you to do so. 

Fabric Face Covering Donations

We need your help sewing fabric face coverings! Help us provide fabric face coverings to neighbors in need. Wearing a face covering helps us protect each other from COVID-19 when we go out and can’t keep 6 feet of distance from others. These will be distributed at local food distribution sites to residents who can’t readily make or purchase their own.