Coronavirus: Amid 'worldwide' demand for protective equipment, Ventura County seeks donations

Ventura County is looking for donations of face masks and other protective equipment to help health care workers responding to the coronavirus.

This week, the Ventura County Office of Emergency Services began accepting donations at three drop-off locations: Assembly member Jacqui Irwin’s offices in Oxnard and Camarillo and the Ventura County Community Foundation in Camarillo. The county is requesting new and unused surgical masks, N-95 masks, procedure masks, isolation gowns, medical goggles, dracon culture swabs and Tyvek suits.