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Members of the Mycobacteria Research Laboratories, at Colorado State University, decided to make their own hand sanitizer. It initially started as a lifeline for the university’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which was down to its last few bottles of hand sanitizer.
However, there is finally some relief. The restaurant group just learned each business will receive around $400,000 in the form of small business loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. Around 75 percent of that money will be used to bring around 200 furloughed employees back to work.
The Boulder Community Health Foundation announced a program Monday providing free meals for frontline healthcare workers from local restaurants. The program, titled Feed the Frontlines Boulder, allows individuals to donate meals from participating restaurants to be delivered to BCH workers.
Small businesses and nonprofits were not forgotten, as low-cost loans and assistance programs are now available to bridge the gap presented by the sudden, deep recession.
A task force of medical professionals, students and industry leaders have formed the Make4Covid task force. Together they are trying to combat the country’s shortage of personal protective equipment.