USA Today: ‘It’s not fancy, but it works’: Mississippi doctor uses garden hose, lamp timer and electronic valve to create makeshift ventilators

Dr. Charles Robertson, a UMMC pediatric anesthesiologist and the mastermind behind the idea, said he set out to make the “absolute simplest ventilator we can build with parts available in any city; you don’t need special tools to put together and can be done quickly as the need arises.”

WLBT: UMMC students volunteer on the front lines to battle coronavirus outbreak

UMMC students are responding overwhelmingly to help out during the coronavirus outbreak. They have fanned out in a number of areas to take a spot on the front lines to help stop this pandemic.

WLBT: Local church members make masks and gowns for doctors fighting coronavirus pandemic

Over at First Ridgeland Baptist Church, they are buying fabrics and partnering with the community to make both masks as well as gowns.

WLOX: Salvation Army offers free drive-thru meal to seniors; Donations still desperately needed

With so many people unemployed right now, the Salvation Army knows there is a huge need for food on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

WLOX: Kiln whiskey distiller kicks up hand sanitizer production

Last week, they shifted production from whiskey to hand sanitizer. They are cranking out about 200 gallons a day, having almost quadrupled their production.

Mississippi Businesses Shift Production During Pandemic

As the nation hunkers down and people shelter in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, several Mississippi businesses have stayed open, switching gears to make much-needed products.

Mississippi Business Journal: Blue Delta shifting from jeans production to masks

Blue Delta Jean Co. is shifting its focus from making $500 jeans to making much-needed protective masks.

The Natchez Democrat: How will CARES Act help local businesses?

By email, by video and by blog posts, Natchez business leaders are reaching out in every conceivable way to inform local business owners and employees about the benefits available from the federal government.

Nissan Canton creates face shields for those on front-lines of coronavirus fight

Instead of producing cars, the automotive plant is using their tools to make face masks for healthcare workers. The manufacturing process is already underway at Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant.

Mississippi Today: Mississippians among volunteers making home-sewn masks for medical workers

Amid a dire shortage of personal protective equipment, or PPE, for health providers on the frontlines of caring for COVID-19 patients, Mississippi residents are trying to fill in the gaps at home, donating both purchased and handmade masks.

Hattiesburg American: Mississippi distilleries turn to making hand sanitizer

Some distilleries in Mississippi — known for making hard alcohol like whiskey, gin and rum — and for giving tours of their operations — have had to shut their doors to the public and figure out how to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Clarion Ledger: ‘We feel good about what we’re doing’: Mississippi women sew masks to help during shortage

With a shortage of surgical masks across the United States because of the coronavirus, women in Mississippi have been sewing masks for health care providers.

Toms Square Stitchery in Caledonia began making masks on March 21 and have shipped out more than 300 since

The sewing team has donated 200 masks to friends and friends of friends from California to Pennsylvania to Florida – far more than they have sold.

Daily Journal: Blue Delta shifting from jeans production to masks

Blue Delta Jean Co. is shifting its focus from making $500 jeans to making much-needed protective masks.

New Albany Gazette: New Albany company making masks for coronavirus crisis

Workers at Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery have already made more than 6,000 masks, said Rusty Berryhill, the company’s president.

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