PPE donated to those in need
- Post Date: 4/2/2020
- Author: Christa Deacy-Quinn
- Reading Time: 2 minute read
Spurlock Museum is proud to support the current COVID-19 medical efforts of local hospitals by donating our supplies of nitrile gloves, N95 masks, safety glasses, alcohol wipes, and sanitizer spray to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) (external link).
Many of us are hearing the term Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE for short, a lot these days. Face masks, nitrile gloves, safety goggles, face shields, smocks - to name a few - are used by people in a variety of different professions. For instance, Spurlock staff rely on PPE to protect both people and our collections when handling artifacts and undertaking conservation treatments.
But there has been a huge priority shift in how these resources are used with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supplies continue to run low for front-line medical workers who rely on PPE to keep themselves and their patients safe. Because of this, we felt it was necessary that Spurlock Museum donate our unused PPE to those who need it most.
To learn more about how you can help check out these links:
Thank you to all those in the medical profession for working tirelessly to keep our communities safe.