Hamilton's Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is asking the community for some protective equipment. In a news release Friday, officials were requesting donations of new, unopened protective eqipment. That would include: Level 2 masks, N95 or greater respirators, protective eyewear, and disposable gloves, protective coveralls, gowns and shoe covers.

The hospital reported a shortage of U.S. protective equipment and is preparing for future needs. New, unopened donations can be dropped off at 1224 West Main in Hamilton, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call ahead at (406) 375-4650 and someone will meet you. The hospital is updating COVID-19 information at their website or on their Facebook page.