boxes of N95 masks In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several academic departments and offices at Blue Ridge Community College collected and delivered personal protective equipment and supplies to Augusta Health and Sentara RMH.  

BRCC Donates Classroom Supplies to Local Hospitals

Thu Apr 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM

boxes of N95 masks In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several academic departments and offices at Blue Ridge Community College collected and delivered personal protective equipment and supplies to Augusta Health and Sentara RMH.

“Our programs receive valuable support from our field and hospital partnerships continuously. The agencies we are donating supplies to are also current and future employers of our students. This is an opportunity for us to give back during a time of greatest need,” explained Scott Vanderkooi, EMS program instructor.

Items donated were valued at over $2,100 including 17,100 Nitrile gloves in various sizes, 550 disposable gowns, 450 faces shields with masks, 400 N-95 masks, 350 surgical masks, 18 goggles, 17 vinyl aprons, and hand sanitizer and disinfecting soap.

Departments participating in the collection included nursing, welding, EMS, chemistry, biology, vet tech, and the testing center.

In addition, to help support students without internet access at home, the Technology Services department installed WiFi in the parking deck on campus.