Bryan Health Employs Plastic Face Shields, Still Waiting on Drive-Thru Results

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Bryan Health in Lincoln will use protective face shields made at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Innovation Studio, the makerspace located at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

The shields will be used with other protective equipment for coronavirus treatment, Bryan Health representatives said during a daily news briefing Tuesday. Bryan Health received the first plastic face shields from Innovation Campus.

“With the supply chain issues in the country right now, it’s tough to even get this material," Bob Ravenscroft, Bryan Health Chief Development Officer, said. "So, there will be wipe down procedures.”

When supply chains open up, Ravenscroft said, the plastic could be replaced, but, for now, staff will clean and reuse them as supplies are limited.

Bryan Health also announced 47 more people were tested for COVID-19 at drive-thru locations in Lincoln. So far, three have tested positive. 293 people have tested at drive-thru locations and 250 of those are awaiting results, according to Bryan Health.

by Will Bauer, NET News