Cherry Creek Schools Help Produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
in-person classes are currently on hold due to the novel coronavirus, schools
in the Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) are still creating and innovating.
At five sites across the district, state-of-the-art equipment that’s normally
used to teach students the latest in advanced manufacturing is serving a
different purpose. Fabrication labs at these schools are working harder than
ever to help make badly needed medical supplies.
CCSD teachers and
staff are working with officials from the Anschutz Medical Campus to produce
components that will be used in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Using
3-D printers already on hand, these schools are making pieces for hundreds of
masks – designed to safeguard medical personnel on the front lines of this
crisis. Students at Smoky Hill are contributing too, working from detailed specifications
to make components from home. CCSD’s campuses are producing 500 pieces a week
and will continue to make equipment as long as there is a demand.
A portion of the supplies and equipment for this effort was
purchased by the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation (CCSF) thanks to the
generosity of our community. CCSF is committed
to supporting programs like these which aid students, families and our local
community during these challenging times.