FRAMINGHAM – Responding to a call from local hospitals and other medical organizations, Framingham State University has gathered more than $8,000 worth of medical gloves, masks, alcohol swabs, Lysol wipes, hand sanitizer, isolation gowns and other supplies on campus to provide to the MetroWest
The supplies are critical to protecting front line medical professionals and patients fighting the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Faculty from the Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, and Nutrition departments gathered supplies to donate, as well as staff from Athletics and the University’s Health and Wellness Center.
“While our primary focus during this crisis has been on the safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff, it’s also important that we step up to support the community in any way we can,” said Framingham State Univerdsity President F. Javier Cevallos. “I’m so proud of the efforts of our faculty and staff who jumped into action when we learned about the severe medical supply shortages that hospitals and medical centers are facing. We all need to be looking out for one another at this time.”
Like much of Higher Education, Framingham State has taken major steps to protect its community, including sending students home and moving courses entirely online.
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