On a recent, bright, early morning at St. John’s University’s Queens, NY campus, three Department of Public Safety officers, joined by an administrator and a Department of Campus Facilities and Services worker, loaded more than 50 boxes of classroom medical supplies into campus vehicles and transported them to nearby New York Presbyterian-Queens Hospital. Inside the boxes were critically needed personal protective equipment being donated to assist local health workers on the front lines of fighting the global COVID-19 pandemic. The supplies included 186,000 medical gloves, 500 disposable lab coats, 100 surgical masks, and 20 protective face shields. The medical supplies were generously donated by faculty from every science department at the University.
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