Masks Update

Update on the Southwest Kansas COVID-19 Resource Group: As of this morning, a total of 168 cloth face masks have been delivered to three locations: Homestead of Garden City, The Cottages at Garden City, and Mosaic in Garden City! Also, Pat VenJohn with Garden City High School has made two prototype intubation boxes for St. Catherine Hospital!

Upcoming projects:
We still need to make 178 more masks for St. Catherine Hospital and Mosaic in Garden City.
We are looking at starting to make some 3D printed protective visors.

If you are interested in helping, please join the Southwest Kansas COVID-19 Resource Group!

GCHS and St Catherine Hospital Partner to locally fabricate Intubation boxes.

Using the CNC router at GCHS, St. Catherine Hospital was able to construct two acrylic intubation boxes. These will protect healthcare workers from potential infection while performing endotracheal intubations.

Thank you to Pat VenJohn at GCHS and to USD 457 Garden City Public Schools!

The boxes allow workers to reach through to provide medical assistance, while preventing transfer from the patient.
Forming the box during gluing.

COVID-19 Resource Group

Great Plains Makerspace, in participation with St. Catherine Hospital and other area medical centers, is coordinating efforts in acquiring and fabricating supplies to help with the fight against COVID-19.

If you have skills, equipment, materials that you can contribute, or any interest in helping, please fill out the form HERE so we can include you in our efforts. This will help us make specific requests based on each person’s abilities.

Please also join our Facebook Group : Southwest Kansas COVID-19 Resource Group. This is where we will post the majority of our requests.