As countries across the world continue to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, supplies are running low, especially for those on the front lines of the response. With that in mind, NBSS Staff and Faculty are finding they have some of the supplies needed to help ease the crisis.Boston25 interviewed President Sarah Turner about this effort:
"We had in stock masks and gloves and safety glasses, all things that we use as a matter of course for our work," said Sarah. "Of course we were hearing on the news that these things were in short supply. We got about 300 of the N95 masks over to them. A thousand what's called Nitrile gloves and some safety gloves. We had face shields, we had goggles."
The school not only donated its unused supplies but put out the word to the trades community to look around and gather up supplies that these days hospitals desperately need.
"And so they can think to themselves, what's in our back closet, what's in our cabinet?" said Turner.
"The people working in health care right now are just exactly on the front lines and any support that we can give them and when that comes as an in-person donation given by one person to another, it's just so meaningful," said Turner.
Check out the video above for the full segment, and make sure to check out @nbssboston on social media for ways you can help support healthcare professionals during this crisis.