LSU students are creating PPEs for health care workers on the front line

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A lot of hot glue, wood and plastic are being used to create some much needed health care materials.

 “Gowns, face shields, N95 Masks.”

 Inside a LSU professor’s garage, PPEs are being created for health care workers on the frontline.

 “We got a lot of people sewing masks, we got people donating things.”

 A group of students say, the idea came from seeing a need to help — but a lack of materials forced them to get creative.

 “We could take apart PPE that is currently in use and find other materials that either match in composite structure and then overall reusability because we hit a point where reusability is requisite” said Meagan Moore, a senior Biological Engineering student.

The hats are being made from plastic, masks with fabric and elastic and gowns are being constructed from donated materials.

 “We’re kind of moving away from the plastic and disposable type gowns and we want to be able to have things reusable so they can be cleaned and used more than once.” said Maxwell Cole, a Physics student at LSU.

 The production began with a few people and has since grown with many in the community pitching in to help.

“We have 300 that have been laser cut, we have sent over a hundred out.”

 As the group works around the clock, producing valuable products. They say their goal is to expand, giving everyone a chance to help our heroes.

 “That allows people to keep their distance which is important right now but still feel a part of the community. Like, we’re all feeling so distant, socially distant. You can come together without coming together and do this to help our heroes who are on the front lines” said, Cathlin Disotell an Environmental Engineering graduate student at LSU. 

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