EASTERN Donates Protective Equipment for Coronavirus Response

Carol Duell, Practical Nursing Program Coordinator, Dr. Cathleen Plesnarski, ExecutiveDirector, Steve Parke, EASTERN’s Collision Repair Technology Instructor, and Mary Martin, Business Manager.On Monday, March 23, 2020 Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) was pleased to donate t o Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Response Center efforts. Donations included 140 N95 masks from our Collision Repair Technology program, sterile and exam gloves from our Veterinary Science, Allied Health, and adult Practical Nursing programs, surgical masks from our adult Practical Nursing program, and safety glasses and goggles from our program inventory.

EASTERN Protective Services Instructor, Mark Zaslavsky, and Upper Moreland Police Department Lieutenant Tim Troxell with the N95 masksOn Tuesday, March 31, 2020, EASTERN’s Protective Services Instructor, Mark Zaslavsky, dropped off 120 N95 masks to the Upper Moreland Police Department from the Protective Services program’s crime scene training supplies. The police department needs some of the masks, and they will provide the balance to Abington-Jefferson Hospital .

“As Eastern Montgomery County’s Career and Technical School, we knew it was our responsibility to pull whatever was needed from our inventory for the selfless healthcare workers and all those who are on the front lines of caring for those with coronavirus,” said Dr. Cathleen Plesnarski, EASTERN’s Executive Director. “These are unprecedented times, and we need to think of and show appreciation for the courage of these amazing individuals. I am glad we could be part of that.”

As EASTERN’s students began distance learning on March 30, EASTERN remains committed to providing our students with the best possible education, despite current circumstances. EASTERN students are our priority. Please see our Continuity of Education Plan for more information. The plan includes contact information for Teachers, our Student Success Coordinators, and our Administrative Team.

This entry was posted in Education News. Bookmark the permalink.