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WAKEFIELD– Superintendent David DiBarri announces that Northeast Metro Tech donated a variety of medical supplies to MelroseWakefield Healthcare today.

“After we closed our school as a precaution against the novel coronavirus, our staff went through the building, and we realized we had an incredible stock of supplies that we could donate to area hospitals, who critically need masks, gloves and sanitizer right now,” Superintendent DiBarri said. “It was an easy decision, and we’re happy to be able to do our part to support the medical community at this time.”

While the school has been closed this week, administrators and teachers at Northeast Metro Tech went through the facility’s shops and classrooms to collect hand sanitizer, gloves and masks. Some of the supplies were also donated by staff and local businesses.

The school donated approximately 2,000 latex gloves, 2,420 proecedural masks, 120 N95 masks, 61 dust masks, 408 safety googles, approximately 20 hand sanitizer containers ranging from 2 ounces to 32 ounces, 81 disinfecting wipes containers, approximately 50 containers of rubbing alcohol of varying sizes, 23 boxes of alcohol prep pads, 27 bottles of multipurpose spray, 18 bottles of disinfecting spray, 60 boxes of tissues, 2 gallons of skin antiseptic, five bottles of liquid soap, 12 first aid kits and 10 eye wash kits with saline.

“Our medical staff are working incredibly hard as our communities address the novel coronavirus situation, and we need masks, gloves and sanitizer to be able to keep our front-line staff and our patients protected,” MelroseWakefield Healthcare Director of Media Relations and Social Media Rob Brogna said. “We’re thankful Northeast Metro Tech was able to make this donation, which will directly help medical professionals at MelroseWakefield Healthcare.”

Northeast Metro Tech also donated 200 surgical and N95 masks to CHA Everett Hospital earlier this week.

“Many of our district’s families in Chelsea and Revere use CHA Everett,” Superintendent DiBarri said, “So it was important to us that these supplies were given to hospitals in the communities where our students and their families live.”

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