By Adam Schrader | New York Post
Hospital workers battling the coronavirus in Washington State have been making face masks out of office supplies — as stashes of the vital protective equipment are just “days away” from depletion, according to a report.
Infectious disease experts at Providence St. Joseph Health designed face-shield prototypes out of marine-grade vinyl, industrial tape, foam and elastic, Bloomberg reported.
Administrative staff bought the supplies needed to make the face-shields at craft stores and Home Depot Monday, the outlet reported. Volunteers then started an assembly line to manufacture them on Tuesday.
“We are very close to being out of face shields. Masks, we’re probably a couple of days away,” said Becca Bartles, executive director of infection prevention at Providence St. Joseph Health.