Fairmont State donates PPE to local healthcare providers

Friday, March 27, 2020

Fairmont State University President Mirta Martin delivered gowns, masks and gloves to Mon Health to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. Fairmont State joins other colleges and universities across West Virginia and the country in supplying the healthcare workers with personal protective equipment (ppe) during the outbreak.  

Healthcare providers have been asking for donations of any PPE from schools, businesses, and communities as a shortage has come with the increased demand for these items. PPE includes gloves, facemasks, protective clothing, and more. This equipment is designed to protect the person wearing it from the spread of infection or illness.  

“The family of Fairmont State University stands in solidarity, appreciation and awe of the sacrifices being made by our healthcare workers,” President Dr. Mirta Martin said. “They are the true heroes of this pandemic. We are grateful to have the opportunity to, even in such a small way, work to keep our people safe.” 

The University worked with its School of Nursing to acquire the donated gowns, masks, and gloves. Additional donations of gloves from the Chemistry department were also made to local organizations.