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District gives gloves, other wear to safeguard frontline health care workers in the pandemic

COURTESY PHOTO - In response to a call for help, the Gladstone School District sent a truckload of supplies to public health officials in Clackamas County.Gladstone's school district donated protective medical gear, including masks and gloves, to Clackamas County as part of the effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Gladstone Superintendent Bob Stewart said school districts received a request from Clackamas County Public Health to deliver any available medical protective gear. School Nurse Cindy Bakke said the Gladstone School district had items available, so the donation included hundreds of hospital gowns, 5,000 gloves and 200 masks to Clackamas County.

"The Gladstone (School) District is doing what we can to help our community through the coronavirus outbreak," Stewart said.

The donation was made Saturday, after Gov. Kate Brown's announced Wednesday, March 18, that all health care providers, including doctors, veterinarians and dentists, stop all non-emergency procedures in order to preserve protective equipment for health care workers.

Gladstone students, like others across the state, will not be back to school until at least April 28 as part of the effort to tamp down the spread of the coronavirus.

COURTESY PHOTO: CENTER FOR ADVANCED LEARNING - Grateful Legacy Emanuel employees accept the donation of personal protective equipment from Gresham's Center for Advanced Learning.


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