Subject: 03.27.2020 New North Newsletter

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New North Daily News Alert
Gov. Evers Launches Wisconsin's COVID-19 PPE Program

Gov. Tony Evers today launched an initiative designed to get more personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gowns, gloves and masks, to those working on the frontlines of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is absolutely imperative that our healthcare workers and first responders have the equipment they need to stay safe and healthy as they care for our communities. As we face a global shortage of PPE, and are competing with other states to acquire limited resources, I am calling on companies, schools, and other organizations that may have unused protective equipment sitting in their facilities to make those materials available to those who need it most,” Gov. Evers said. “The state appreciates any donations, but we are also prepared to pay a fair market value for large quantities of this equipment that are offered.”
Wisconsinites can now go to https://covid19supplies.wi.gov/ Donations to either donate or sell large quantities of PPE to the State of Wisconsin. The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) will then work with distribute the PPE to communities that need it the most. 

The state is currently seeking the following items:

  • Surgical Gowns (S, L, XL, and XXL)
  • Face/Surgical Masks (adult, pediatric)
  • Gloves (Nitrile, Vinyl, or Butyl)
  • N-95 Particulate Respirators
  • Isolation Gowns
  • Face Shields
  • Tyvek Coveralls
  • Thermometers
  • Foot Coverings


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3D printing community in Green Bay create masks for medical workers

We Are Green Bay
Medical staff across the nation are running low on supplies, like masks to protect themselves while caring for those with coronavirus.

A group of 3D printing lovers in Green Bay have banded together to do their part to help medical workers here on the front lines.

“It doesn’t really surprise me when someone comes up with an idea what we can turn....
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Door County’s Hatch Distilling making hand sanitizer to donate to local essential services
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Hatch Distilling Co. has joined the list of distilleries across the country that have converted from producing liquor to producing hand sanitizer to combat the huge demand and shortages resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Proprietor Chris Roedl said the distillery will donate the sanitizer to essential services in Door County. Door County Medical Center, Good Samaritan-Scandia Village assisted living facility, first responders and convenience stores are among the....

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This Sheboygan company normally designs visuals and graphics; now it’s producing face shields to help fight coronavirus
Sheboygan Press
Commercial print provider Franzen Graphics will be shifting its efforts to producing protective equipment for health care providers amid the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin.

According to a news release Tuesday, Franzen Graphics started producing the disposable face shields earlier this month and has the capabilities to produce 75,000 a week, given material...
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