We’ve seen heart-wrenching stories of healthcare workers all over the world who are caring for COVID-19 patients without the protections they need and deserve. Utah has come together, once again, to prevent our local hospitals from facing the same situation. Intermountain Healthcare teamed up with the University of Utah, Latter-day Saint Charities, and several Utah nonprofits to lead an effort called ProjectProtect.
The goal is to engage 10,000 volunteer sewers each week to produce more than five million medical-grad face masks that will be distributed to frontline health workers. The project is also helping to produce more than 50,000 reusable face shields and homemade cloth face coverings for patients and community members.
This initiative will help healthcare workers in Utah and in other areas of need around the globe. To learn more and to volunteer to sew masks, visit project protect dot health, that is project protect dot health.
SelectHealth recognizes the unprecedented community collaboration of Project Protect and its partners as another example of how Utah Gives Back.