Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction gives ways to help hospitals, nursing homes

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QUAPAW, Okla. – The Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction gives some ways to help local hospitals and nursing homes.

The Quapaw School District share her message to social media:

As we navigate through this pandemic, many of you are looking for ways to be of meaningful help to the community and area. Hospitals and nursing homes are desperately low on critical items.

Many of these items, such as masks and gloves, are manufactured in China and are on backorder. In many cases, healthcare professionals are nearly out of hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes because purchases by the public have depleted the inventory from suppliers.

Items needed:

Masks, both procedural and surgical
Paper Protective Gowns
Eye Protection
Face Shields
Splash Shields
Hand Sanitizer
Disinfecting Wipes

If you would like to donate items, please contact your local hospital or nursing home for instructions on how to do so.

Thank you for all you do for your communities. We are all in this together, and together we will navigate through this crisis.


Joy Hofmeister
State Superintendent of Public Instruction