CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
More Kentucky distillers are jumping in on the effort to produce hand sanitizer, which has been in short supply as the nation responds to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences donated more than 1,500 masks and nearly 7,000 gloves to the University of Louisville health system to help combat COVID-19.
Kentucky Derby milliners across the country have swiveled their talent to protect America’s health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
A Franklin distillery is working on doing their part to help the community.
Lexington-based James E. Pepper Distillery is converting its operation to start making hand sanitizer.
Berry Plastics is now assembling 75,000 face shields per week. The plastic for the shield is made at the plant in Evansville and assembled here, said Economic Development President Ray Hagerman.
The workers at the Budge Industries production facility in Henderson have gone from producing car and RV covers shipped all over North America to making protective face masks for Tri-State hospitals. And here’s the kicker: the company is doing it absolutely free of charge.
College senior Ashley Lawrence noticed that many people have started making their owndue to the shortage of medical supplies amid the coronavirus crisis. But she didn’t see masks designed for the deaf and hard of hearing community — so she decided to sew them herself.
GE Appliances is donating a portion of every shipment of masks to health care providers in its plants’ communities, Wood said. A donation of 2,500 N-95 masks was given to University of Louisville Hospital last Friday, according to information she provided.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved disaster relief loans for small businesses in Kentucky that are not able to operate due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to Gov. Andy Beshear.
Watts also got an email from an Owensboro company that told her they can provide glycerin and other items to help make hand sanitizer.
Corn from Kentucky farmers is being used to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.
Sureway Manager Chad Hargrove said the local business wanted to help students in any way possible.