WAUSAU – Northcentral Technical College donated more than $5,000 in personal protective equipment, PPE, to seven local partner organizations this week in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, NTC announced today.

The college joined a growing group of colleges across the nation that have been donating unused PPE gear and health supplies normally reserved for lab classes to healthcare institutions in dire need of medical supplies.

“We need to do everything we can to assist our community in this time of need. Part of that responsibility is ensuring our frontline healthcare and public safety workers have the appropriate PPE to protect themselves and those in their care,” said Marlene Roberts, Dean, NTC School of Health Sciences, in a news release. “We have donated all the PPE we can to help our clinical partners and we will continue to find ways to support our community.”

NTC’s School of Health Sciences gathered the equipment for donation from its agricultural science, EMS, dental hygiene, medical assistant, medical laboratory technician, nursing, radiography and surgical technology program supplies. Items donated included isolation gowns, masks and gloves.

For more information on NTC’s response to COVID-19, visit www.ntc.edu/covid19. Community members, current students and prospective students are also encouraged to connect with college staff by visiting www.ntc.edu or calling 715-675-3331.