AEC presents PPE to Temecula Valley Hospital

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Yuri Gudino, administrative assistant with Anza Electric Cooperative Inc., is hard at work making masks – she had never used a sewing machine before. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
Kevin Short, general manager of Anza Electric Cooperative, presented the first contribution of personal protective equipment to staff at the Temecula Valley Hospital Friday, April 10. “We were able to collect 85 sewn masks, 150 disposable surgical masks, two N95 masks, 2,700 gloves and nine sewn surgical gowns,” Short said. Personal protective equipment is clothing, helmets, goggles, masks, face shields or special garments designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection. Supplies of PPE are well below demand, resulting in global, national and regional shortfalls. “When I became aware of the pending shortage of protective equipment at Temecula Valley Hospital, I asked the community to help produce sewn face masks,” Short said. “Later, the hospital stated
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