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FAMU donates medical supplies to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

Posted at 2:16 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 14:18:53-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida A&M University Student Health Services is donating medical supplies to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare to help support healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Among the supplies being donated are a box of booties; N95 respirators; Bouffant caps; a box of surgical masks with visors; a box of splash shields; 150 fluid resistant/isolation gowns, and 35 Safepaq Protection Kits, each of which includes coveralls, gloves, booties and a N95 respirator.

The University says these donations are being made after TMH, reached out to FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D.

All of the supplies are housed in the on-campus clinic.

“The fight against the spread of the coronavirus is a community effort. Florida A&M University is an important part of this community, and we are prepared to do all we can to protect health care workers who are on the frontline of this pandemic,” Tatum said. “Given reports of the shortages of supplies, we wanted to share what we could with our front-line responders. It will make a difference.”

FAMU began remote instruction on Monday and the university has distributed more than 200 laptops to accommodate faculty involved in remote instruction.

The campus is still open and as of Tuesday, 300 students remained in residence halls.

William E. Hudson, Jr., Ph.D., vice president for Student Affairs, said the coronavirus pandemic is testing the strength and resilience of every community. “Sharing resources, even when scarce, is one way of strengthening our community,” Hudson said. “We need to do whatever we can to help the staff at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. They are indispensable in this critical time.”