USD Gathers Protective Equipment for Local Health Care Workers
For two weeks, the university held an equipment collection drive to gather essential supplies for health care communities that have been in danger of running short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After searching labs, closets and classrooms, the university community donated the following.
- Over 250 boxes of disposable gloves
- 1,500 disposable masks, includes both N-95 respirators and surgical masks
- 50 pairs of safety glasses
- Hundreds of disposable jackets and gowns
“We were not surprised by the generosity of the USD community, and we are so grateful to everyone who donated supplies,” said Kevin O’Kelley, assistant vice president for research compliance and lead of the collection drive. “As the impacts of COVID-19 worsens, every donation counts.”
The protective equipment was distributed to Sesdac in Vermillion, the Vermillion Fire EMS Department, Sanford Vermillion and LifeScape in Sioux Falls.
You May Also Like
Two University of South Dakota faculty members are partnering with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Sioux Falls agency Call to Freedom to better understand what sex trafficking survivors think about the services they receive — and to learn what services they find most helpful.
The University of South Dakota is set to host the fifth annual Student and Alumni Networking Mixer on Feb. 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Muenster University Center Ballroom.