Erin Blasko | April 1, 2020
The University of Notre Dame is donating personal protective equipment from labs across the University in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a shortage of such equipment among local doctors, nurses and first responders on the front lines of the outbreak.
With support from Notre Dame Research (NDR), labs across campus are donating gloves, masks, face shields, goggles, isolation gowns and other personal protective equipment for delivery to St. Joseph County Unified Command (SJCUC), which is responsible for coordinating the coronavirus response in St. Joseph County.
Jessica Brookshire, senior program director in the Office of Clinical Partnerships at NDR, and Deanna Ponsler, director of transportation, warehouse and delivery services at Notre Dame, are coordinating the donations with support from the Department of Sustainability and Logistics, part of the Division of Campus Safety and University Operations.
“Collecting personal protective equipment donations is just one way that the Notre Dame community can continue to be a force for good during these challenging times, especially as the health services industry hits a critical level of need," said Brookshire. “The University is grateful to be working with St. Joseph County Unified Command to support health care facilities throughout the county.”
The donated equipment, representing excess and available items from labs that are now in temporary hibernation because of the coronavirus pandemic, includes thousands of gloves, face masks, face shields, isolation gowns, hoods/paper head covers and bodysuits.
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