CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
One southeast Kansas man is helping to create more personal protective equipment for health care workers across the country.
In an effort to provide local healthcare professionals, essential workers and anyone else who might need personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Kansas State’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design DigiFab Club is taking the initiative to produce personal protective equipment for healthcare workers.
A small biotech company, based in Kansas City, is making a major contribution to local hospitals and health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Just as health care workers are stepping up to help the Wichita community during the coronavirus outbreak, so are members of the community stepping up to help them. Two especially creative ways are also two of the most crucial. Individuals and companies are working with Via Christi to make hospital-quality face masks and shields.
Using a 3D printer, Ethan has created KC-themed mask bands, which have the purpose of securing protective gear in place while also keeping straps off the back of the ear entirely.
A Wichita business known for its craft beer is stepping up to brew a different type of alcohol. It’s all part of an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Wichita Brewing Company is answering the community’s call for help.
Tucker Trotter didn’t want to develop inexpensive face shields. He wanted them to be free. The CEO of Dimensional Innovations, a 300-employee creator of brand experiences based in Overland Park, Kansas, had the machining equipment in-house to make such a product.
Boot Hill Distillery in Dodge City begins working double time, making its usual liquor, and now, hand cleanser that meets standards set by the World Health Organization.
She’s made at least 175 face masks to give to family, friends, neighbors and other places that are asking for the masks, she said in a phone interview earlier this week after dropping off 90 masks to fulfill a request from Heartspring, a local facility that provides services to children with special needs.
“We thought it was unacceptable there were several hospitals and health care workers out there that are using cloth and t-shirts for facemasks. So we thought, we want to help the best we can,” Director of Technology at Filti, Dakota Hendrickson said.
The Royals said Tuesday Sherman and the Royals’ investors are donating the funds for 500,000 meals to address food insecurity in Greater Kansas City during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company, which normally builds Beechcraft and Cessna aircraft, has begun manufacturing plastic face shields and cloth face masks that will be provided to the medical community and first responders.
Fuller Industries is answering the call to provide much-needed supplies across the nation by ramping up production of current products, increasing product offerings and finding unique solutions for PPE shortages.
By mid-morning Thursday, Northwest Kansas Technical College Instructor Michael Zimmerman had made 30 plastic masks destined for The University of Kansas Medical Center Wichita Campus.
Woodyard Bar-B-Que in Kansas City, Kan., was only a week or two away from laying people off or shutting down when its Paycheck Protection Program funding arrived.