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PCC, Parkview collaboration aids local medical staff

Posted at 5:55 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 20:18:24-04

PUEBLO — In a collaboration between Pueblo Community College and Parkview Medical Center, PPC is helping to provide critical personal protection equipment to Parkview’s frontline workers as they deal with the COVID-19 epidemic.

After being asked for assistance by Parkview, PCC is making 200 headbands for the medical center that connect to face shields that are worn by medical staff.

The headbands are made by 6 different 3D-printers and take up to 90 minutes to make. Currently, they are making 30 headbands per day.

"During this time, it's hard to feel valuable," explained Joey Mathews, director of PCC’s STEM program. "We're all in our homes trying to do the best we can with our work, but when you're approached with doing something like this it really helps our community it makes you feel really good."

The stem center is expected to fulfill the request by Monday.