VU Helping the Fight Against Coronavirus

Vincennes University is doing its part to the fight coronavirus.

VU’s College of Health Sciences and Human Performance has donated hundreds of masks, gowns, gloves, shoe covers, sterile cleaning products, and other supplies to medical professionals at Good Samaritan Hospital and Daviess Community Hospital in Washington.

VU faculty scoured labs and classrooms last weekend for items to donate. They ended up filling two pick-up trucks with supplies.

Karen O’Connor, Chairman of VU’s Pharmacy Technology program has been staying busy sewing masks and donating them to pharmacy and grocery store employees.

The masks are doubled layered and washable, and made out of deconstructed unused scrubs.

Other VU faculty are doing their part to help keep medical workers protected, including Susan Brocksmith, Department Chair for VU’s Agribusiness and Cosmetology programs.

Brocksmith is working with a group to make 250 masks that will go to Good Samaritan.

She’s also collecting and donating cleaning supplies to cancer patients, who are fearful of going out in public at this time.