Among the pieces of advice I’ve gotten from friends who know about such things, there’s this. If you have face masks and rubber gloves, you might want to consider donating them to your local hospital. They could be running low. Nick Kristof: “A hospital in Seattle area has sent out a note to staff, shared with me, suspending elective surgery and warning that ‘our local COVID-19 trajectory is likely to be similar to that of Northern Italy.’ The hospital is down to a four-day supply of gloves.” And former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: “They also don’t have enough personal protective equipment. The doctors and nurses are having to reuse masks which they know is risky but they have no other choice. They are worried about running out of gowns and gloves as well.”