Sask Polytech helps health-care workers with much-needed supplies
APRIL 15, 2020 — Saskatchewan Polytechnic is doing its part to keep healthcare workers throughout the province safe in their frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sask Polytech recently collected seven pallets containing thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies from the Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon campuses and shipped them to a central location identified by the Government of Saskatchewan for distribution to health regions throughout the province.
Among the items shipped were:
• 741 boxes of gloves
• 40 boxes of masks with face shields
• 212 boxes of procedural masks
• 219 boxes of N95 and another 420 N95 masks
• 4 boxes of surgical masks
• 780 isolation gowns
• 41 containers of hand sanitizer
• 20 tubs of wipes
All of these items are especially important in safeguarding the health of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals treating COVID-19 cases, some of whom are Sask Polytech alumni.
Staff first conducted an inventory of supplies and material at each campus. Employees then returned to their campuses and, following proper safety guidelines, gathered the materials from storage and worked with facilities to bring the supplies to staging areas, where boxes were shrink-wrapped and loaded for shipment.