In an effort to support the local supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves, Alomere Health is holding an equipment drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Tuesday, March 24 through Thursday, March 26.

The items can be dropped off at Vance Thompson vision, 1501 Hawthorne Street in Alexandria.

Do not drop off items if you have had a fever or cough within the past 48 hours, have been around anyone with a fever or cough, or currently have a fever, cough of any other upper respiratory symptoms.

Alomere Health stressed that there is a strict policy for drop-offs: No one should exit their cars. Each car will be greeted by a volunteer to receive the donation. Make all donations first accessible in the trunk of the car and secondly, in the rear seats/rear area. No passenger seat donations.

The requested items include masks, gloves, face shields, disposable gowns, disposable hair net/caps, disinfectant wipes and spray, and hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.