Dear friends, neighbors and colleagues,
As our community prepares for an upswing in local cases of COVID-19, we have learned that our health care system may run short of certain essential supplies. Some of these supplies may exist on USD’s campus, and I ask each of you to search your labs, closets and classrooms and determine what you have extra of. Needed supplies include:
- Disposable gloves (nitrile, etc.)
- Disposable gowns, coveralls, Tyvek aprons, etc.
- Masks (N-95 masks, surgical masks, dust masks, painters mask)
- Hand sanitizers
- Goggles, face shields, safety glasses
I ask you to keep only what you need for safe instruction and research, and help USD donate its entire surplus to our local health care community. We will be organizing a collection drive beginning Tuesday, March 31, and ask you to examine your supplies this Monday.
Please contact Kevin O'Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for pick-up of your surplus supplies.
Thank you for your continued dedication to our community.
Sheila K. Gestring
University of South Dakota