March 27, 2020
Quinebaug Valley Community College is donating personal protective equipment and supplies to help front-line workers at Day Kimball Healthcare in their response to the surge of patients during the COVID-19 outbreak.
QVCC is providing the hospital with disposable gloves and gowns, lab coats, masks, and safety glasses. The supplies come from the science department and certified nursing assistant, medical assisting, medical laboratory technician, and phlebotomy programs which are unable to run lab courses this spring.
“The College is happy to provide our community partner, Day Kimball Healthcare, with the supplies we are unable to use due to the closure of our physical locations,” said Rose R. Ellis, Ph.D, QVCC Campus CEO.
QVCC, along with all the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, transitioned to virtual learning as of March 23 for the remainder of the spring semester. College staff is telecommuting and available daily to assist current and future students for the summer and fall semesters.