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MSJC makes hospital face shields

Mt. San Jacinto College is making face shields for local hospitals.

The shields, which are being donated to medical facilities that have requested them, will give medical workers an extra layer of protection in their battle against COVID-19, according to a statement. 

Those hospitals include Hemet Global and Menifee Global medical centers, Providence Health, Riverside Community Hospital and Temecula Valley Hospital.

The shields are being made in Eagle MakerSpace, which is on the college’s Menifee Valley campus. Eagle MakeSpace has 3D printers and a laser cutter that students use throughout the academic year to create projects at MSJC, according to the statement.

“I’m excited and grateful to be a part of the MSJC and statewide MakerSpace support of my healthcare colleagues on the front lines of this COVID-19 pandemic,” said Hal Edghill, a specialist with MakerSpace, in the statement. “The proportions of this challenge are daunting, and keeping doctors, nurses, and all other professionals as safe as possible is the goal.”

Mt. San Jacinto College has also donated gurneys, N95 masks, non-N95 masks, nitrile gloves and other equipment to local medical professionals during the pandemic, according to the statement.

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