Orleans/Niagara BOCES donates PPE supplies to healthcare facilities

Posted 15 April 2020 at 7:15 pm

Provided photo: Niagara Career and Technical Education Center Assistant Principal Rob Robinson with the boxed up donations from the center.

Press Release, Orleans-Niagara BOCES

MEDINA – The Orleans/Niagara BOCES is helping healthcare workers and facilities as they fight against COVID-19. District Superintendent Dr. Clark Godshall asked the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers to gather up any PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) supplies that can be used by healthcare personnel to protect themselves.

The centers were able to donate 500 pairs of safety glasses to the Niagara County Emergency Medical Services. To the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Eastern Niagara Hospital, Elderwood, Northgate, Medina Memorial Hospital and Absolute Care they were able to donate vinyl/nitrate/sterile gloves, alcohol wipes, surgical masks, Clorox wipes, Clorox bleach germicidal wipes, Medco gowns, Purell and Dial hand sanitizer, shroud kits, WetOnes, Dial hand soap and shoe covers.

The healthcare providers were chosen because of their partnership with Orleans/Niagara BOCES and were a way to thank them for allowing them to bring their Health Occupations Technician and LPN students to their facilities for the clinical portion of their classes.

Niagara Career and Technical Education Center Assistant Principal Rob Robinson and Orleans Career and Technical Education Center Assistant Principal Nicole Goyette personally organized the donations.

“I think I speak for everyone that it feels good to help out our medical professionals who are risking their health on a daily basis to help people recover from this pandemic,” Robinson said.

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