The District donated more than 10,000 items to the Middleton and Madison police departments along with UW Health this week, Director of Communications Perry Hibner announced.
Officials with Public Health Madison & Dane County made the request to area school districts earlier in the week. MCPASD Health Services coordinator Danielle Krbecek shared the idea with the District's pandemic planning team and received the go-ahead to gather some supplies from the 10 schools and three other buildings.
Hibner noted custodial staff spent part of Tuesday and Wednesday collecting supplies. Krbecek picked up the supplies on Wednesday and Thursday morning before delivering them to the three organizations.
In all, Hibner said the District was able do donate:
- 2,500 face masks
- 255 bottles of 6 to 12 ounce hand sanitizer
- 200 32-oune bottles of hand sanitizer
- 10 ear thermometers
- 47 boxes (9,400 individual) thermometer probe covers
- 15 gowns
"It was exhausting but so worth the effort,'' Krbecek said. "We had so many items we needed a second vehicle to transport all of it. I got emotional when dropping off the supplies at UW Health. They were so appreciative and assured me it would all go to good use.''
Krbecek also noted all of the schools still have supplies should the Safer-at-Home order be lifted and schools re-opened later this spring.