UWM donates personal protective gear for first responders

Posted at 12:14 PM, Apr 02, 2020

MILWAUKEE — UWM faculty, researchers and staff have come together to support emergency health care workers and first responders by donating their personal protective equipment.

The university secured 31,300 gloves, nearly 900 masks, 125 pieces of eye protection, 20 gowns and nine hazmat suits. The UWM Police Department and University Safety and Assurances coordinated the collection.

This gear is to help protect health workers and limit the spread of COVID-19.

The supplies were donated to the Milwaukee County Unified Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday afternoon. From there, the materials will be distributed to local hospitals and first responders in Milwaukee County.

The collection began March 25 and ran through March 31.

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