School district career and technical education (CTE) programs and science departments across Mississippi have donated hundreds of boxes of supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) to local medical centers to help offset the national shortage of PPE.
Twenty-five schools and two community college CTE programs donated approximately 500 boxes and close to 1,000 individual items including gloves, face masks, surgical gowns, safety goggles, shoe covers, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes, among other items.
The Coahoma County School District included in its donation face shields made with its 3D printer.
An administrator at Gilmer McLaurin Elementary School in the Natchez-Adams School District donated 200 hand-sewn masks to several local senior care and health facilities.
Before Mississippi closed school campuses due to the COVID-10 public health crisis, students used the PPE in the hands-on instruction they received in their Health Science Technology courses.
The U.S. Department of Education recently cleared the way for public schools to donate PPE and other medical supplies to health care providers.
Mississippi school districts that donated PPE include:
|Amory Public School District|
|Biloxi Public School District|
|Calhoun County School District|
|Clinton Public School District|
|Coahoma County School District|
|Covington County School District|
|East Central Community College – Secondary CTE|
|Frankin County School District|
|George County School District|
|Gulfport School District|
|Hancock County School District|
|Hinds Community College – Secondary CTE|
|Jackson County School District|
|Louisville School District|
|Madison County School District|
|Natchez-Adams School District|
|Newton County School District|
|North Panola School District|
|Ocean Springs School District|
|Pass Christian School District|
|Pearl River County School District|
|Pontotoc County School District|
|Poplarville School District|
|Scott County School District|
|Stone County School District|
|Tunica County School District|
|West Point School District|