Mississippi Schools Donate Personal Protective Equipment to Medical Centers

Quitman County, high school, STEM, Career

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