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GRADUATES ACROSS THE NATION DONATE GOWNS TO FRONTLINE WORKERS

Montana has weathered the COVID–19 storm well with regard to maintaining safety in healthcare facilities. The personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages plaguing facilities in other areas of the nation mean that some doctors and nurses have had to resort to using trash bags in an attempt to protect themselves and patients. Graduates can now upcycle their gowns to help healthcare workers in need of PPE. Gowns4Good was established in April to facilitate the donation of graduation gowns – which according to the organization's website are more effective PPE alternatives “given their length, sleeves and easy zippered access” – to healthcare workers. There are currently 86,370 gowns requested by medical facilities and 10,045 donated. Visit gowns4good.net to fill-out a form, select the medical facility to be helped and for shipping instructions.

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