Join Us in Fighting COVID-19
PPE that protects doctors, nurses, firefighters, nursing home staff, and EMTs from COVID-19 is in short supply.
We are making face shields and mask strain-relief straps (ear savers) to provide healthcare professionals with the protective gear that they need to stay safe and comfortable.
In a perfect storm of inspiration, Governor’s science teachers Jamie Brandt and Marcus Soule got interested in putting the Govs resources to work fighting COVID-19. Jamie had watched a Smarter Every Day Video, prompting him to contact Marcus, who was laser cutting ear savers for medical professionals. The results of those conversations, and some discussion with both Sarah Leadbeater at Newburyport High School and MakeItLabs in Nashua, New Hampshire, both of whom had organized efforts already, lead them to the point of fabricating face shields using 3D printers and ear savers with the school laser cutter. Then came the next step of setting up a space on campus to serve as the central location of printing, cutting, and collecting materials to fight COVID-19 on the North Shore.
Since then, Govs has been running 3D printers and laser cutters 24 hours a day. In a short time, they have supplied materials to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Methuen, Massachusetts, Osceola Regional Health Center in Sibley, Iowa, Essex County Correctional Facility, Project Home Healthcare Services Philadelphia, Dr. Chris White, Chiropractor, Atlantic Orthopedics & Sports Med, Portsmouth, Newbury Fire Department, DrumHill Pediatrics, Chelmsford, Lowell General Hospital Nursery, Lahey Health Burlington, MA, Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation, Whittier Health, and Lawrence General Hospital.
To date, the team has helped oversee the creation and distribution of 2,300+ face shields and 1,700+ ear savers.