Idaho Statesman: These two strangers created N95-like masks to protect Idaho’s hospital workers from COVID-19

Today, the local doctor and businesswoman have already produced dozens of the 3D-printed reusable face masks they co-created and received hundreds of inquiries about the equipment, which is one of many innovations aimed at protecting health care workers treating coronavirus infections.

KREM: Univ. of Idaho staff work to 3D print face masks, shields for healthcare workers

Staff at the University of Idaho are doing their part to help healthcare workers dealing with shortages of protective gear by 3D printing face masks and face shields.

Business Wire: BankCDA Announces Successful Launch of SBA Paycheck Protection Program

BankCDA announced today that they secured $17 million in loan funds for over 160 small businesses through the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). These funds will preserve over 2,100 local jobs in North Idaho and the surrounding region.

The Spokesman-Review: Company led by Idaho native avoids layoffs as revenue halved

Gravity Payments, the tech company founded by an Idahoan that gained worldwide attention after offering employees a minimum salary of $70,000, has taken a huge financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic.

Idaho News: Idaho’s Koenig Distillery is using potato vodka to produce hand sanitizer

Hospitals are finding an unlikely ally in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Here in Idaho, St. Luke’s is partnering with Koenig Distillery — which is now using its supply of potato vodka to mass-produce hand sanitizer

Idaho News: Garden City’s Intermountain 3D printing reusable face masks for healthcare workers

Intermountain 3D Inc. is a 3D design engineering, prototypyng and production printing service. It is now using its equipment to produce face masks that can be cleaned and reused by healthcare professionals.

KTVB: Boise company Buck’s Bags pivots to manufacture protective masks, gowns for healthcare workers

After more than 40 years of making custom sporting goods, Buck’s Bags is changing up its manufacturing line to make personal protective equipment.

KPVI: Idaho State University department teaming up to make 3D printed masks

Idaho State University departments across campus are teaming up to use 3D printers to produce components for face shields, N95-compliant facemasks and other personal protection equipment for use by ISU clinics, ISU health care workers, and Southeast Idaho emergency responders and health care workers.

Idaho County Free Press: Mt. Idaho business switches focus to masks, surgical gowns amidst COVID-19 crisis

Amid the COVID-19 challenges, one Idaho County business has found a way to turn lemons into lemonade. Or rather, materials into surgical masks and gowns.

Clearwater Tribune: Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health to donate $100,000 to COVID-19 Response Fund for Idaho

The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health’s donation to this fund will be dispersed statewide through organizations who work with people affected by the virus, including those enduring economic hardship as a result of lost work.

KIVI Boise: Idaho Shirt Co. raises over $3,000 to help local restaurants

An Idaho clothing company that created a T-shirt named #idahostrong in hopes of helping local restaurants has raised over $3,000 in less than two weeks. The Idaho Shirt Company is giving a $10 gift card to a local participating restaurant with the purchase of every T-shirt.

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