PPE

Grant Program Created To Help Lure Customers Back

The program will help businesses pay for measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is taking steps to improve customer confidence to help get the economy back on track. The state is introducing a new Economic Resiliency Grant Program. “We don’t need additional debt,” said Commerce Commissioner Michelle Kommer. “We need our customers to come back to the marketplace. So the ERG was designed to address that challenge. How…

Panda Express Donates over 16,000 KN95 Masks To Sanford Health

The company is among many across the country that has decided to step-up and do their part to give back to the community.

FARGO, N.D.- Healthcare workers across the country continue to work around the clock to care for COVID-19 patients. The co-founders of Panda Express wanted to provide them with essential medical supplies, so they decided to start a COVID-19 relief to help supply healthcare workers with personal protective equipment. “Thanks to the donations that we have been receiving from guests as…

Fire Departments Across Minnesota Take Part In Homemade Mask Drive

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face masks in public settings while still maintaining physical distancing guidelines

MOORHEAD, Minn. – More than 700 fire departments across the state of Minnesota took part in an initiative that wants to supply workers and people living in congregated facilities with masks. “Governor Walz set an initiative about two weeks ago that today, the 25th, fire departments across the state of Minnesota will be collecting masks. Homemade masks, donated masks, whatever…

Statewide Coalition Launches Personal Protective Equipment Portal to Connect Needs, Resources

Anyone with 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC machines are encouraged to register on the PPE portal.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A group of North Dakota businesses have designed a portal to help fill the growing need for personal protective equipment in North Dakota. The portal will function as a central hub for identifying PPE needs, connecting needs to available resources and ensuring the PPE being produced meets medical standards. Gateway to Science partnered with North Dakota Information Technology, EduTech,…

NDSU Alum’s Business Helps Healthcare Workers Disinfect N95 Masks

Lumacept Inc is a coatings technology company that uses UVC-light to decontaminate surfaces.

FARGO, N.D. – Face masks should only be worn once and then thrown away according to the CDC, but because of the nationwide shortage of PPE equipment, that is not an option for many hospitals. That is why many are looking into decontamination to reuse them. “The CDC came out with recommendations for three types of technologies that they consider…

3D-Fuel encourages customers to print PPE with discounted prices

The Fargo based business is offering 20% off filament for 3D printing with code COVID19HEROES

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo-based buisness 3D Fuel has found a unique way to lend a hand in the fight against COVID-19. “It’s kind of like hand sanitizer,” said the company’s CEO John Schneider. “It may not sound that essential. It’s not really the cool part of ┬ávirus response, but it is still incredibly important.” The company, which supplies filament to…

Essentia Health Opens Drop-Off Site for Community Donations

Donations can be dropped off on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health has opened a drop-off site for community donations at its South University Clinic. The healthcare facility says its most pressing need is for medical-grade N95 masks, but it is also in great need for medical-grade personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns, eye protection, gloves and face shields. Donors are even encouraged to create handmade masks. Donations…

Community Drive Helps Those on the Front Lines of the Fight Against COVID-19

They want to help supply healthcare providers with personal protective equipment

FARGO, N.D.- Healthcare workers across the nation are working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic with, at times, not enough supplies to protect them. “The nurses union out in Bismarck came up with this idea for Bismarck they are doing the same exact thing today and tomorrow. So, we thought that over here we could do our part and…