Four Georgian College students are helping to produce face shields that are being delivered to local health-care providers as Ontario grapples with the novel coronavirus crisis.
“I’m just happy to help out because I’d rather help deal with the situation and help assist, rather than just sit idle,” Nicholas Noseworthy, one of the students, told Global News Tuesday.
Noseworthy, 25, just completed his first year studying mechanical engineering technology at Georgian College, where he’s also working as a student researcher with the school’s research and innovation team.
“It was a good thing because we have all the equipment available to us, and we might as well help out,” Noseworthy added.
Noseworthy said he’s personally able to make about 300 to 400 face shields a day.
According to Georgian College, the students are close to producing more than 10,000 single-use face shields, about 2,000 of which have already gone to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ont.
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The rest will be donated to Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston, Ont., as well as smaller clinics in Orillia and Midland, Ont.
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