The unprecedented and rapid worldwide spread of COVID-19 has created an urgent situation, and the Georgia Tech community is responding.
Georgia Tech Community Response to COVID-19
This page is a work in progress which describes some of the efforts that are underway. Georgia Tech will continue working to support the health and well-being of our campus community, the City of Atlanta, and the State of Georgia.
CAVEAT – Given the speed at which this research and development is happening, we know that we will not be able to capture the whole story here, and things are changing daily. However, we believe that, under the current circumstances, it is better to make information available as soon as we have something which we believe is safe and valuable, especially to the healthcare workers and patients on the front lines of this fight.
Faculty, staff and students from Georgia Tech schools, colleges, research centers and the Georgia Tech Research Institute, along with the Global Center for Medical Innovation, are actively interacting directly with colleagues (doctors and supply chain managers) at local area hospitals including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Emory Healthcare Network, Piedmont Healthcare, and Kaiser Permanente. The greatest need at this point is for personal protective equipment (PPE). PPE is urgently needed by healthcare workers who are facing diminishing supplies on-hand and constrained supply chains. These include face shields, masks, respirators, and gowns. There is also an anticipated need for life support equipment such as ventilators. As we made progress in these efforts we will post updates here.
Think you can Contribute or Benefit?
The community is working hard to soften the impact of COVID-19. Get in contact if you can contribute towards or benefit from our teams efforts.