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COVID-19: The Latest Information from UPMC

You Can Help UPMC Respond to COVID-19 

UPMC is committed to the health and safety of its entire community as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. We are humbled by the way our neighbors have come together wanting to support our efforts and have created a way for you to help.

UPMC COVID-19 Donations Procedure

UPMC is committed to doing everything within its power to ensure a safe environment for our patients and staff. We have enough supply of personal protective equipment and cleaning solutions to meet current demands across UPMC, and we acquire new supplies daily.

We appreciate the outpouring of support from the community interested in donating supplies to ensure we are prepared for the potential rise in COVID-19 cases across the regions we serve.

Personal Protective Equipment and Cleaning Supplies

We cannot accept personal donations at this time.

Businesses, schools, and other institutional donors are welcome to provide new, unopened supplies:

  • Masks, face protection, paper ear loop or tie, in original carton
  • N95 masks
  • Gloves, non-latex, all sizes, in original carton
  • Wipes (bleach, alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide)
  • Bottles of household, unscented, splash-free bleach
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Head covers, disposable bouffant type with elastic band
  • Shoe covers
  • Eye protection, including face shields
  • Safety goggles
  • Gowns
  • Powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs)

Drop-Off Location

We will accept donations from institutional donors only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at:

1920 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Contact Melissa Matta at or 412-627-2673 for more information.

Sewn Cloth Masks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) have released statements indicating that sewn cotton or polyester face masks may be used in situations of extreme shortage of personal protective equipment, but there is no evidence that sewn cloth masks protect from exposure to COVID-19 or other viruses. UPMC is looking to purchase sewn masks to be used in non-patient care, non-hazardous areas, only so we can diligently review the quality of the materials and ensure safe handling of the masks. Our top priority is keeping our patients and staff safe. Because of this, we will not be accepting sewn mask donations at this time.


Contact Meghan Barch at 

Food Donations

Food donations will be accepted if:

  • They are individually wrapped or portioned items. Communal food, trays, or buffets cannot be accepted.
  • The labeled products are within product expiration dates.

Food donors must comply with local, state, and federal law, and are expected to practice good hygiene, including proper handwashing, use of hair coverings, and disposable gloves for ready-to-eat food.


Contact Samuel Kane at or 412-403-3249

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