As much-needed medical supplies dwindle in hospitals due to the current COVID-19 virus pandemic, the University of Central Oklahoma Forensic Science Institute (FSI) responded to an urgent call for supplies with a donation to INTEGRIS Health Edmond.
“We recognize this as a time for all of us to do what we can for our neighbors and community,” said Dwight Adams, PhD, director of Central’s W. Roger Webb FSI.
“Since classes are currently suspended at UCO, we had supplies that were urgently needed in Edmond hospitals. The faculty and staff of the Forensic Science Institute wanted to help in this small way by providing masks, gloves, disposable lab coats, and Tyvek suits, and also to say 'thank you' to our health care workers.”
The safety of our campus community is among our highest priorities as well as our commitment to helping the Edmond community. Central is taking additional steps to prevent and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus by taking several actions including the extension of spring break by one week for students; the closing of all university buildings to the public; and, transitioning all classes to alternative instructional delivery methods for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.
For more information, visit www.uco.edu/coronavirus.
- This press release was originally published on the University of Central Oklahoma website