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How Manufacturers Can Join the Fight Against COVID-19

Are you a Manufacturer ready to join the fight against the coronavirus, but you’re not sure how to contribute or where to start? The FDA recognized the oncoming desperate need for medical supplies, so it published its Enforcement for Gowns, Other Apparel, and Gloves During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency recommendations last month.

The product codes in this document run the gamut from conductive shoes and shoe covers to surgical caps, patient gowns and patient examination gowns. In normal times, guidelines like these would undergo a rigorous draft and public comment period before a final edition would be released. But COVID-19 waits for no bureaucracy, so the FDA released this policy as quickly as possible to get America’s manufacturers’ help in protecting as many front-line healthcare workers as possible.

Here in our home state of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Program – the local arm of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership – has a list of open source resources for manufacturers interested in converting their facilities for production of badly needed supplies like N95 respirators, ventilator machines and infusion pumps.

How will your IT need to adjust if you decide to join the fight against the coronavirus? Ask 2W to find out. 2W Tech is a technology service provider that specializes in solutions for the manufacturing industry. Give us a call today and learn how your manufacturing operations can smoothly contribute to the battle against COVID-19 from an IT perspective.

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