The Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Eagle MakerSpace began manufacturing face shields this week to help local hospitals that have requested them as extra protection for their healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many healthcare workers are using personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks more regularly than prescribed and the face shields will provide them an additional critical layer of defense.
Hospitals requesting the shields from MSJC include Hemet Global and Menifee Global medical centers, Providence Health, Riverside Community Hospital and Temecula Valley Hospital.
The Eagle MakerSpace, housed on the college’s Menifee Valley Campus, features 3D printers and a laser cutter that students use throughout the academic year to create various projects at MSJC.
It’s funded by the California Strong Workforce Program, which is…