The Tennessee Titans will host a personal protection equipment (PPE) drive with Project C.U.R.E. Nashville on Sunday, March 29, at Nissan Stadium. The drive will benefit local hospitals, clinics and other health organizations in need of medical supplies due to the COVID19 pandemic.
The drive will be held in Lot A of Nissan Stadium from noon – 4 p.m. CT, in strict accordance with social distancing guidelines and with the blessing of city officials. Collection bins will be placed six to 10 feet apart for two car lines. Those wishing to bring items will place their donation items directly into the bins, with no person-to-person contact with volunteers staffing the event. Vehicles should enter Lot A off of Woodland St. and exit on Russell St.
Items being donated must be unopened and unused. Supplies in need include: • Sterile and non-sterile gloves • Hand sanitizer • Bleach bottles and sprays • Isopropyl alcohol • Eye protection and goggles • Clear face shields • Tie-on or ear loop masks (cloth masks will not be collected) • Respirator masks and/or filters (N-95, N-99, P-100) • PAPR respirators (3M or MaxAir), hoods, filters, batteries, chargers and tubes • Disposable gowns • Shoe covers • Biohazard bags
Project C.U.R.E. is the world’s largest distributor of donated medical relief, delivering life-saving medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics in over 130 countries. On average, each week the organization delivers three to five semi-truck sized containers packed with the medical equipment and supplies.
In this time of crisis, Project C.U.R.E. is donating all masks, gloves, PPEs, and other items needed to fight the COVID-19 virus to hospitals and first responders in Nashville and surrounding areas.
WHAT: Project C.U.R.E. PPE Drive
WHEN: Sunday, March 29, noon – 4 p.m. CT (Interviews available between 12:30 – 2 p.m.)
WHERE: Nissan Stadium, Lot A (ingress via Woodland St., egress via Russell St.)
MEDIA CONTACT: Micah McDonough, Project C.U.R.E., 303-907-2234; Kate Guerra, Tennessee Titans, 615-337-7449
COVID-19 in Tennessee
(This reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST for every county other than Davidson. Information for Davidson comes from the Metro Public Health Department.)
Most patients with COVID-19 have a mild respiratory illness including fever, cough and shortness of breath. The Tennessee Department of Health strongly encourages Tennesseans to wash your hands often with soap and water and to not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
The CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States.
High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.
The Tennessee Department of Health offers a COVID-19 Public Information Line at 877-857-2945, with information available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time.
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