CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
Scooter’s Coffee donated a total of 29,000 cans of cold brew coffee to hospitals across the state. It’s an effort to make sure our health care workers are taken care of and feel appreciated.
A Nebraska ethanol company is helping the cause, as donates industrial ethanol to be turned into hand sanitizer. Green Plains, the largest producer of ethanol in Nebraska is going to donate industrial alcohol from its York plant to the state at no charge.
This father and daughter made intubation shields and plexiglass barriers for medical facilities. It’s all in the name to stop the spread of COVID-19 to medical professionals on the front lines.
For more than six years the crew at Brickway has been crafting liquor for a normally packed room. The coronavirus outbreak has changed that.
The students understand the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) first hand, all of them are medical students soon to be on the front lines in the nation’s hospitals.
One of the world’s biggest fast food chains is offering a free pick-me-up to Nebraskans on the front lines of the health crisis.
Countries, cities and states are rallying together, fighting COVID-19 as one. In Omaha, Union Pacific is rallying behind one of the nation’s top hospitals.
Domino’s made a delivery of 20 free pizzas for the staff at Nebraska Medicine Hospital in Bellevue. The manager of the Bellevue store says his workers have made 70 pizzas that he has donated to eight hospitals in the Omaha-metro since the crisis began.
But with the museum’s doors shut due to the coronavirus outbreak, the curatorial staff decided to make use of the spare nitrile gloves and N95 masks.
Nebraska Wesleyan University and Southeast Community College donated their remaining caches of personal protective equipment and cleaning products this week as testing and treatment of the novel coronavirus continues to expand in the state.
This allows the State to use beds at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Limited protective equipment is a problem nationwide for workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. While providers in Nebraska brace for a mask shortage, some communities are taking matters into their own hands.
“We see the need out there on the news – I’ve seen pictures of firefighters going into homes and carrying people out on stretchers and they don’t have any of the PPE that they need. And so then if we can at least get them some hand sanitizer, it’ll help keep them safe,” Zac Triemert, the head distiller, said.
Staff and inmates working through Cornhusker State Industries have manufactured more than 960 gallons of hand sanitizer, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.
The Metropolitan Community College’s prototype design lab is now producing plastic face shields for Nebraska Medicine amid a supply shortage of personal protective equipment for health care workers. Volunteers from the lab and other areas of the college are helping by assembling the masks from supplies lab coordinator Ken Heinze has collected from Omaha-area stores.
Lincoln-based American Beer Equipment has pledged to match gift card purchases from Nebraska brewers up to $10,000.