This week, WITC-Superior was able to assist emergency responders and law enforcement in Douglas County by donating much needed personal protective equipment.
There has been a shortage of personal protective equipment nationwide due to COVID-19. WITC has multiple healthcare programs, such as Nursing and Medical Assistant, that use the same equipment in class, but with those classes moved online, the College prioritized getting supplies to the County to help with the shortage.
WITC’s maintenance staff was able to round up numerous masks, safety goggles, protective gowns, sanitizer wipes and more for Douglas County Emergency Management. Dave Sletten, the Emergency Planner & Risk Manager, says most of the supplies are going to public health, law enforcement and Superior Fire Department. Another batch of supplies will be heading to the hospital and volunteer fire departments.
To download a video of the donation, click the link below: