The Oklahoma City Community College Division of Health Professions has answered the call to help restock crucial personal protective equipment (PPE) for Oklahoma doctors and nurses battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The college’s donation included 3,200 yellow isolation gowns, 40 single-use stethoscopes, 54 clear safety glasses, and 51 boxes of critically-needed procedure masks â€” totaling 97,825 masks.
“The safety of our students, their families and others in our community is our utmost priority,” said OCCC President Jerry Steward. “There is no question that OCCC will do whatever we can to help our neighbors in these unprecedented times.”
The PPE supplies were given to Integris Southwest Medical Center on March 20. OCCC also donated 3,250 pairs of gloves to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to help protect troopers when interacting with the public.
OCCC is currently closed in compliance with the state mandated shutdown, but the OCCC food pantry remains open for student use. OCCC is also collecting donations of diapers, formula, baby food, and baby clothes to help students with children, and recently opened applications for a student emergency loan fund to assist students in financial need.
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