Georgia Tech Community COVID-19 Response

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.

Disclaimer

In response to the COVID-19 global health pandemic and federal and state emergency efforts, certain design plans are being made publicly available and can be downloaded to produce various items.

BY DOWNLOADING ANY OF THE DESIGN PLANS, YOU UNDERSTAND AND HEREBY AGREE THAT:

These plans, and any items arising out of or derived from these plans, are NOT meant to replace approved medical equipment and devices, and have NOT been cleared, approved, or authorized for use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as medical devices that comply with performance standards, including American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) standards, for protection against hazards, including bloodborne or respiratory pathogens and other infectious materials.

Providing these design plans and/or use of the design plans or any items arising out of or derived from such design plans does not convey and shall not be construed to convey any right, title or interest, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, subsisting in the design plans or any items arising out of or derived from such design plans.

ALL DESIGN PLANS ARE PROVIDED AS IS. NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ARE MADE REGARDING THE QUALITY, NATURE, CONDITION, OR COMPOSITION OF THE DESIGN PLANS, OR ANY ITEMS ARISING OUT OF OR DERIVED FROM SUCH DESIGN PLANS.

ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, ARE DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING THE DESIGN PLANS OR ANY ITEMS ARISING OUT OF OR DERIVED FROM SUCH DESIGN PLANS.

NO PARTY PROVIDING ANY OF THE DESIGN PLANS SHALL BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE, ARISING FROM ANY USE OF THE DESIGN PLANS OR ITEMS ARISING OUT OF OR DERIVED FROM SUCH PLANS.

USE OF ANY OF THE DESIGN PLANS AND/OR ANY ITEMS ARISING OUT OF OR DERIVED FROM SUCH PLANS IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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.