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April 8, 2020 | Number of The Day
Plastic COVID-19 face shields (made with 3-D printing technology) that all-volunteer group is on track to deliver this week

A volunteer group of Jersey City residents is using 3D printing technology to create plastic face shields for health-care workers battling COVID-19. The Jersey City Rapid Maker Response Group, which currently has more than 30 members, is on track to produce 1,000 plastic shields per week later this week. The group is hoping to partner with a commercial manufacturer, scaling the operation so it can deliver more than 5,000 shields a day.

Backed by the United Way of Hudson County, the volunteer group is working with a shield model said to be on track for imminent FDA approval.

The group was formed April 1, 2020 and is seeking to raise $25,000 this week to pay for materials, with 100% of funds going directly to purchases. Follow this link to volunteer or to contribute.