College of the Rockies Donates First Aid Equipment to Hospitals in Need
From the office of David Walls, President, College of the Rockies
Message to Students and Employees:
At College of the Rockies, we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation very closely. The health and wellbeing of our students and employees remains our highest priority. To this end, we are following the orders and guidance provided by the Provincial Health Officer and continue to work with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
As we navigate through this challenging time, I’m sure all of you have been as inspired as I have by the frontline workers in healthcare and emergency services, our pharmacy and grocery store employees, and all other essential workers who are working to keep our communities safe and healthy.
Today, I’m pleased to share a good news story. Our employees at our Cranbrook and regional campuses inventoried their first-aid stock and healthcare supplies, including gowns, gloves, and masks. Those supplies are now being gathered and will be dispersed to the healthcare workers who so desperately need them.
Regional campus supplies will go to Interior Health Authority clinics in their communities, while Cranbrook supplies will be delivered to East Kootenay Regional hospital. We estimate that over 75,000 items will be put into the hands of healthcare workers in our region.
Thank you to all who were able to quickly respond to this need in our communities. In difficult circumstances, stories like this remind us of why we’re small college proud.