Tri-C Donates Medical Supplies to Health Professionals
CLEVELAND, March 26, 2020: Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®)
has donated hundreds of boxes of respiratory masks, gloves and
other protective equipment to health professionals working on
the front lines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The desperately needed supplies came from academic programs
across the College. The protective gear was intended for use in
hands-on instruction at Tri-C. Those classes, however, are not
in session given a shift to remote instruction to limit the
spread of COVID-19.
Shortages of masks and gloves have created challenges for health
care workers and first responders already straining to meet
demands created by the virus.
“In extraordinary times such as this, it’s critical that we all
work together to meet community needs,” Tri-C President Alex
Johnson said. “The College is doing its part to protect
those delivering treatment and providing safe care for
Tri-C staff emptied shelves while gathering supplies at every
campus. Items came from nursing and health career programs,
culinary class kitchens, plant science labs, manufacturing
workspaces and other sites.
Campus police loaded up the donations and took them to a
collection point created by Cuyahoga County, which recently
issued a plea for protective equipment.
Tri-C joins a growing list of community colleges across the
nation offering supplies to local efforts.
“It is remarkable to see how the institutions that are preparing
students to work in the health care field are stepping up to
help their partners and communities during this crisis,” said
Walter Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of