Cayuga Medical and Cornell have turned Bartels Hall into a surgical mask sewing operation to help in the fight against COVID-19, or the Novel Coronavirus.
With Cayuga Medical System, Cornell has created a surgical mask sewing operation in the building that normally hosts basketball games, according to LocalSYR.com.
“It was a little surreal. There were tables, very spread out,” explained Kim Phoenix, a lecturer at Cornell University. She’s also a sewing volunteer.
There are several sewing stations set far enough apart to respect social distancing and each station is sanitized before a sewer sits down.
Cayuga Medical System first started taking stock of its PPE back in February as COVID-19 was approaching New York and they knew they’d run short of masks.
Check out more from this report at LocalSYR.com.
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