Donations of cloth face coverings, medical masks, tablets and phone chargers are being accepted at various Sharp Rees-Stealy locations.

This week, Sharp Rees-Stealy began collecting cloth face coverings for use by its patients, as well as medical procedure masks (including N95 masks) for its health care providers.

Sharp said Donations are accepted from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have questions, please email: SRS.Communications@sharp.com.

Sharp Rees-Stealy Chula Vista, 525 Third Ave., Chula Vista, 91910

Sharp Rees-Stealy Downtown, 300 Fir Street, San Diego, 92101

Sharp Rees-Stealy La Mesa, 5525 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 91942

Sharp Rees-Stealy Otay Ranch, 1400 E. Palomar St., Chula Vista, 91913

Sharp Rees-Stealy Rancho Bernardo, 16899 West Bernardo Drive, San Diego, 92127

Sharp Rees-Stealy San Diego, 2929 Health Center Drive, San Diego, 92123

Sharp Rees-Stealy Sorrento Mesa, 10243 Genetic Center Drive, San Diego, 92121

“These donations will be so beneficial in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19, providing peace of mind for those entering our facilities and helping patients stay in touch with loved ones virtually via phones and tablets,” said Stacey Hrountas, CEO, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers in a news release. “We thank the citizens of our wonderful community for their generosity and support.”

For information about how to make cloth face coverings, please see the CDC or other websites for direction. According to the current CDC guidelines, cloth face coverings should:

Fit snugly, but comfortably against side of face

Be secured with ties or ear loops

Include multiple layers of fabric

Allow for breathing without restriction

Be laundered and clean