WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (March 24, 2020) — MassBay Community College has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to local medical facilities to help aid healthcare workers in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). This equipment serves as a first line of defense for medical staff to stay safe while treating patients and is currently being sought by medical providers throughout the country. With MassBay students studying remotely, the College does not presently need these in-demand items for academic purposes.
“MassBay recognizes the critical need for our healthcare professionals to have this equipment, and we are, of course, more than willing to donate any equipment that is urgently needed on the front lines,” said MassBay President Dr. David Podell. “This is a time when we all need to come together as a community and work cooperatively to fight this pandemic for the health and safety of everyone. We hope anyone with extra supplies they are not currently using will reach out to their local medical community and offer equipment.”
MassBay’s Health Sciences and STEM divisions have donated medical supplies and equipment to local medical facilities including dusk masks, face shields, gloves, plastic lenses, lab coats, alcohol pads, germicide/ Sani disinfecting wipes, non-rebreather masks, goggles, and disposable thermometers, all of which were scheduled to be used in lab and simulation classes this semester. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all courses will be offered via remote learning starting on March 30, 2020 and will run until the end of the spring semester. With students not using these supplies in the health and science classrooms, these items would have gone unused.
There are more photos and videos of the donations on our Facebook (MassBay Community College) and Twitter (@MassBayCommCol) pages. Photo/video courtesy Liz Cooper at MassBay Community College.
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MassBay Community College is ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for two-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England, and #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded lifelong learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.