FSU Provides Over $8,000 in Medical Supplies to MetroWest Medical Center

FSU Provides Over $8,000 in Medical Supplies to MetroWest Medical Center

Mar 26, 2020

Responding to a call from local hospitals and other medical organizations, Framingham State University has gathered more than $8,000 worth of medical gloves, masks, alcohol swabs, Lysol wipes, hand sanitizer, isolation gowns and other supplies on campus to provide to the MetroWest Medical Center. The supplies are critical to protecting front line medical professionals and patients fighting the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Faculty from the Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, and Nutrition departments gathered supplies to donate, as well as staff from Athletics and the University’s Health and Wellness Center.

“While our primary focus during this crisis has been on the safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff, it’s also important that we step up to support the community in any way we can,” says FSU President F. Javier Cevallos. “I’m so proud of the efforts of our faculty and staff who jumped into action when we learned about the severe medical supply shortages that hospitals and medical centers are facing. We all need to be looking out for one another at this time.” 

Like much of Higher Education, Framingham State has taken major steps to protect its community, including sending students home and moving courses entirely online. For more information on FSU’s response, visit our COVID19 webpages.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.