In an effort to collect needed supplies for healthcare workers, the faculty, students, and staff from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) rallied to collect Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to assist. To spearhead the effort, VCOM contributed thousands of dollars of PPE equipment from each its four campuses in Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Louisiana to be used in local hospitals to help combat the COVID-19 crisis.
VCOM uses an array of medical PPE for teaching purposes, but since the four campuses are currently using distance learning for classes, the College decided to donate said items to local hospitals. The items included are gloves, bouffant caps, goggles, disposable gowns, face masks, probe covers, thermometers, and temporal scanners. The donated equipment will be replaced after the pandemic has passed.