Face shields. Nitrile gloves. Safety goggles. Gowns. Hand sanitizer. Masks.

These are just a few of the items donated by Carleton University to the Ottawa Hospital to assist in the fight against COVID-19.

In the face of this global emergency, labs and departments within the Faculty of Science have done – and continue to do – their part by donating tools that are a critical part of their research programs.

N95 masks, purple nitrile gloves, goggles and a face shield from the Department of Earth Sciences.

N95 masks, purple nitrile gloves, goggles and a face shield from labs within the Department of Earth Sciences.

“Even though we’re practicing social distancing by working from home, teaching online and limiting contact, this pandemic has shown the world how globally connected we truly are,” said Chuck Macdonald, Dean of the Faculty of Science.

“Everyone must do their part to limit the spread of the virus.”

At the core of the donation are the N95 masks that have been in the news since the crisis began.

Despite Canada’s efforts to stockpile these masks following the SARS and H1N1 outbreaks, supplies have been running low as Canadian hospitals and testing facilities are stretched to their limits.

“We’ll continue to reach into our stores to find and donate these critical supplies where possible,” said Macdonald. “Our community, our country and our world depend on it.”

Friday, March 27, 2020 in
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