To prepare for the expected increase in Coronavirus infections in the area, St. Clair County’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has set up drop off zones for citizens to donate health and safety items. The items are intended to be used by medical staff and emergency first responders as their protection from infection is critical during this time of global pandemic. The Office is asking for donations of N-95 masks, which are the most effective at keeping pathogens out of airways. They are also accepting donations of handmade facemasks. A pattern for the masks is available on the Be Ready St. Clair County Facebook page. Hand sanitizer and cleaning and disinfecting wipes are also appreciated, as the virus can live on surfaces for a long period of time. The drop off points are Marysville High School, Port Huron High School, and Port Huron Northern High School. Items can be dropped off in the front lobbies of the schools.