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OHIO Chillicothe donates emergency equipment to local EMA

OHIO Chillicothe donates emergency equipment to local EMA

In response to the demands needed to help combat COVID-19, Ohio University Chillicothe made a large donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Ross County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) on Monday, March 23.

Paul Minney, Ross County EMA Director, is appreciative of the donation.

“The Ross County Emergency Management Agency has had a great working partnership with Ohio University Chillicothe over the years. When the University was notified as to the need for personal protective equipment for our local responders, as always, I knew that I could count on the University to come through,” remarked Minney. “We have been working diligently with local companies to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to get supplies.”

Interim Dean Dywayne Nicely commented that the contribution was donated from the nursing and environmental engineering programs as well as the Facilities Department.

“OHIO Chillicothe is pleased to provide the necessary supplies and equipment to the Ross County EMA. As a community that’s bonded together, it’s the least we could do to aid combating the coronavirus and help during this global pandemic,” Nicely stated.

OHIO Chillicothe’s donation consisted of 28 boxes of sterile gloves, nearly 100 Tyvek Suits, and 3 canvas bags of respirators with HEPA cartridges.