As COVID-19 has sent college students home to learn remotely for the remainder of the semester, faculty and staff at Southeast Missouri State University are working rapidly to engineer Personal Protective Equipment for the local healthcare community.
The University says it's using 3-D printers and a laser cutter in the Seabaugh Polytechnic Building.
SEMO says about 100 face shields were delivered over the weekend to Southeast Health with more to follow to other facilities over the next few weeks.
A Southeast Health physician reported wearing one of the shields throughout the day Friday, and said he’s happy with the result.
This is the first time SEMO has mass produced an item of this quantity.