Washington Department of Corrections to begin producing protective hospital gowns

Washington Department of Corrections producing protective hospital gowns amid coronavirus crisis

The Washington Department of Corrections will begin producing protective hospital gowns in response to a nationwide shortage, according to a Saturday press release.

Production is expected to start in the next few days at its textiles shop in a corrections center in Connell. Production will then expand to three other sites.

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Once up and running, the DOC will produce 5,000-6,000 gowns per day.

“I’m proud our team can contribute to the COVID-19 response in such a meaningful way,” said Corrections Secretary Stephen Sinclair.

The Washington Department of Corrections will begin producing protective hospital gowns in response to a nationwide shortage.
The Washington Department of Corrections will begin producing protective hospital gowns in response to a nationwide shortage. (Washington Department of Corrections/Washington Department of Corrections)