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UVI Supports Fight Against Coronavirus - University Produces 3D Respiratory Masks

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has extended a philanthropic hand by producing 3D respiratory masks. Personal protective gear is a scarce commodity, as the rapidly spreading Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc the world over.  

To date, the University has produced over 70 3D respiratory masks and distributed about 67 to hospitals and other community locations across the Territory.   

“The need we are addressing is a worldwide need during a worldwide crisis,” said UVI President David Hall. “Though the masks and shields are primarily for the Virgin Islands, what we are doing as a University speaks to our global mission and calling to “serve the world.”   

“The University is an integral part of this community and I am proud to be part of its quick response to the community’s needs. Dr. David Morris, professor in the College of Science and Mathematics, UVI student Kedisha Charles and I have all been 3D printing since that first call by Dr. Christian and we will continue to do so until this crisis is behind us,” said Dr. Timothy Faley, distinguished professor in the School of Business and special assistant to the President. 

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/ - and from this direct link.