Findlay High School and Millstream Career Center have donated personal protective equipment in the battle against the coronavirus.
They donated nearly 10,000 pairs of gloves to keep healthcare workers and first responders safe as they go about their jobs.
Ohio’s health director said the state has received its federal shipment of personal protective equipment like masks and gloves but that it doesn’t meet the need.
Dr. Amy Acton said the supply the state got from the Strategic National Stockpile and the amount in its own reserves aren’t enough to meet immediate or future needs as more people are diagnosed with the coronavirus.
With a little help from his neighbors and friends, the fire department and 100.5 WKXA, Briggs still had a memorable 4th birthday despite not being able to have a big party because of the coronavirus going around.
A long line of cars stretched down Briggs’ street on Thursday and slowly went by his house honking their horns and dropping off gifts.
The WKXA van was playing a Happy Birthday song as it slowly went by.
The Findlay Fire Department was there and had their lights and sirens going.
One person even drove by on a lawnmower.
The youngster’s mom, Kayla, says they had a big party planned and Briggs was bummed that it had to be canceled because of the coronavirus.
But she says the parade of cars really brightened his birthday and gave him a memory he’ll never forget.
People experiencing coronavirus symptoms of shortness of breath, cough, fever of 100.4 or higher and fatigue should call the Blanchard Valley Hospital COVID-19 testing center at 419-423-7890 or the testing center Bluffton Hospital at 419-369-2399.
For local information and resources people can call the Hancock County Resource Call Center at 419-425-9999.