With the start of the academic year around the corner, Lenoir-Rhyne University is thankful to accept a donation of 1,000 facemasks from TAIJI Medical Supplies.
"In a time when safety is paramount, TAIJI Medical Supplies' generous donation helps us put the safety of everyone on our campus first," said Lenoir-Rhyne President Dr. Fred Whitt. "We're grateful for their decision to support our students, faculty, staff and visitors."
TAIJI Medical Supplies is a company based out of Lincolnton, North Carolina, that manufactures personal protective equipment. They also donated 1,000 masks to Catawba Valley Community College.
"Our mission is to make PPE accessible and effective through our quality manufacturing in the United States, while strengthening our economy through the creation of jobs and the production of reliable goods," said Malia Williams, marketing manager for TAIJI Medical Supplies. "Our values are further aligned in this by donating to local schools and medical facilities."
With the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions of higher learning such as Lenoir-Rhyne are forced to change the way classes are being held. In addition to developing hybrid teaching models and installing hand sanitizer stations on campus, LR has also instituted a policy requiring masks to be worn by everyone on campus, including visitors.
Move in has been staggered to take place over four days beginning Aug. 18 with in-person classes scheduled to begin Aug. 24.