Dear College Community,
As you may be aware, there is a national shortage of health care supplies and personal protective equipment as frontline health care workers test overwhelming numbers of people for COVID-19 and care for patients.
Amid growing concerns about dwindling stocks of supplies, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) are urging governments and organizations who have supplies to repurpose them for frontline health care use.
Quinte Health Care has advised us that they urgently need personal protective equipment. Loyalist faculty and staff answered the call and donated a variety of College items from programs and simulation labs to keep frontline workers safe. This includes more than 16 bags of hand sanitizer, 500 isolation gowns, 25,200 latex-free non-sterile gloves, 31,000 Nitrile gloves, 20 N95 1860 respirators, 20 N95 1870 respirators, Sensicare sterile gloves, 125 shield face masks, 1,050 surgical face masks (loop), 250 surgical face masks (tie) and one container of Virox wipes, for a total donation of 58,282 supplies.
Dedicated staff and faculty across the College’s three Schools quickly mobilized to respond to this emergent need. They assessed our resources across various program areas and worked together to meet the demand.
While physical resources are essential, so are health human resources. We are proud of our faculty, staff and students who are working hard to keep us safe.
When we lead with our hearts, remarkable acts of kindness and generosity ensue. I continue to be inspired by the depth of care and compassion within our community and everything you do to support others in this unprecedented time of need.
Ann Marie Vaughan, Ed.D.
President and CEO