UMCES researchers lend a glove to COVID-19 response

March 31, 2020
IMET Director Russell Hill with boxes of personal protective equipment donations for the University of Maryland Medical System

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science campuses across Maryland are reaching out to serve their communities, offering personal protective equipment and emergency supplies to hospitals and local health departments and volunteering in local food banks.

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in southern Maryland donated 400 N95 masks, plus 40 boxes of nitrile examination gloves, 10 reusable goggles/face masks and 30 disposable aprons to Calvert Memorial Hospital. Researchers at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Science in Baltimore donated over 200 boxes of gloves, N95 masks, and single-use gowns to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Horn Point Laboratory is supporting Dorchester County Emergency Services on the Eastern Shore with 13 gallons of Clorox bleach, 14 boxes of gloves, 60 rolls of toilet paper, and 4 gallons of Purell and 45 rolls of industrial paper towels.

Find out how you can help your community effort to fight the coronavirus at MarylandUnites.