Cobden High School Teacher Producing Face Shields and Masks

Apr 8, 2020

A southern Illinois science teacher is among those helping produce protective materials for local healthcare workers.

Cobden High School Science Teacher Holly Hurt says she's using her skills and equipment at home to help fill a need for those on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I've got two 3-D printers set up in my dining room right now, printing face shields, as a request from Southern Illinois Healthcare."

She says the face shields take some time to produce.

"On the printer, it takes about two hours 20 minutes and then there's another piece that takes about another 20 minutes and then some assembly time to put the pieces together."

Hurt says she averages producing ten face shields and sewing 15 masks per day. She is one of around ten people in the area making a thousand face shields for SIH in the next month or so.