Wake County schools donating masks, gowns, other protective gear for healthcare workers

Coronavirus

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) — Wake County Public Schools officials say the system is gathering personal protective equipment from schools to donate to emergency personnel and health care workers on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Schools stock some personal protective equipment in their health rooms like gloves, procedure face shield masks, and gowns, officials say.

Under the guidance of WCPSS Health Services Director Kelly Creech, health services staff and bus drivers will visit nearly 200 schools to gather supplies.

Officials expect to be able to gather hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes from schools.

“We are happy for the opportunity to provide equipment to help assist our healthcare colleagues as they continue to care for our community’s sick and vulnerable population,” Creech said.

After taking inventory of the collected items, they will be donated to Wake County for use with emergency response efforts.

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