A private company working with the Georgia Urban Ag Council has donated more than 10,000 face shields to five hospitals in the Northeast Georgia region.
The announcement of the donation from Scotts Miracle-Gro Company came Monday from the office of Ninth District Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville.
The face shields will go directly to health care workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Collins.
"As our health care workers continue fighting on the frontlines of this pandemic, it is imperative that they have access to the resources needed to stay healthy,” said Collins in a press statement. “Thanks to the incredible generosity of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and the work of the Georgia Urban Ag Council, health care workers in Northeast Georgia now have yet another layer of protection as they fight to save lives. It’s the generosity of companies like Scotts that remind us we will get through this pandemic together."
The hospital systems in Collin's district that will received the PPE are:
- Northeast Georgia Health System
- Elbert Memorial Hospital
- Union General Health System
- Stephens County Hospital
- Fannin Regional Hospital