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COVID-19 Fight: College donates protective equipment to local hospitals

Wake Tech officials said the school has gathered much-needed personal protective equipment from its programs to be donated to local hospitals as COVID-19 cases rise in North Carolina.

The supplies include 74,000 gloves, 3,000 masks, and hundreds of bottles of sanitizer, and comes from several Wake Tech programs, including nursing, dental hygiene, emergency medical science, as well as criminal justice, skilled trades, fine arts, and the BioNetwork Capstone Center.

Wake Tech staff sorted and organized the personal protective equipment at the Perry Health Sciences Campus in Raleigh. The equipment as well as a supply of

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Donated equipment | image courtesy Wake Tech

disinfectant, soap, wipes, and sanitizer will be donated to Wake Med Health and Hospitals, Duke University Hospital, UNC Rex Healthcare, and Transitions Life Care.

The donated personal protective equipment includes:

•       Nitrile gloves

•       Lab goggles

•       Lab coats & gowns

•       Applicators

•       Dust masks

•       N95 masks

•       Ethanol

•       Visors     

Hospital systems in North Carolina have asked the public for the much-needed personal protective equipment and supplies to help protect workers and patients during the coronavirus pandemic.