Coronavirus: UD donates 500 face masks, other PPE to health care workers

The University of Dayton donated hundreds of face masks, gloves and coverall garments to health care workers to help protect them from coronavirus.

Faculty donated 10,000 gloves, 500 face masks and 100 coveralls.

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“I think this effort shows how giving something, even if it’s a small amount, can help, and it empowers people to feel they can do something to help,” said Margie Pinnell, a professor and associate dean for faculty and staff development in the School of Engineering. “When people are feeling helpless and hopeless in a crisis like this, giving or doing just a little bit can make a big difference.”

Faculty from engineering, biology, chemistry, health and other areas on campus donated the personal protective equipment (PPE) from their labs and classrooms.

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The PPE was given to Montgomery County Emergency Management to distribute to health care workers.

“Montgomery County’s regional emergency management agency is working around the clock to ensure supplies are distributed where they are needed most,” said Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge. “We are thrilled with the support from our local partners, like the University of Dayton, who have donated vital supplies that will help our community’s frontline workers as they combat this pandemic. We are all in this together.”

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