WAUKESHA, WI — Waukesha County Technical College is donating thousands of personal protective equipment items and medical supply items to local and state agencies to protect healthcare workers during the new coronavirus outbreak.
In total, WCTC is donating nearly $100,000 worth of medical supplies to the Department of Administration and the Waukesha Fire Chiefs Association.
“WCTC is pitching in to help the Wisconsin Department of Administration by donating personal protective equipment, which is typically used in our lab courses that are now being delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Michele Nelson, dean of WCTC’s School of Health in a statement. “Waukesha County Technical College is grateful for the work of our local healthcare professionals, and we are happy to be able to donate these supplies to our community during this challenging time.”
Officials said the College’s School of Protective and Human Services, which includes fire, paramedic and EMS programs, coordinated with the Waukesha County Fire Chiefs Association to provide 14 cases of medical gloves — thousands of pairs — in varying sizes and 13 canisters of disinfecting and sanitizing wipes.
The School of Health inventoried its own supplies and is donating a substantial number of items to keep front-line healthcare workers safe. Donations include 956 face masks, 3,527 exam gloves, 97 gowns, 40 cover gowns, 10 mask filters, 90 surgical masks and 100 face masks with shields.