Copies of the N95 masks, which are prized for their ability to filter out 95% of particles, have flooded the country, including 1.9 million that were distributed to 40 hospitals in Washington state.
Hospitals claim they have enough personal protective equipment but health care workers disagree.
Citing unsafe conditions, health care workers in Oregon for weeks have been pushing for greater transparency around how much personal protective equipment hospitals have on hand.
Connor Weller got his start making and selling 3D-printed cookie cutters on his college campus.
A medical-training company based in Hillsboro is hoping to use its extensive connections with Chinese manufacturers to boost Oregon’s supply of face masks and other personal protective equipment.
Health care workers across Oregon are pleading for help boosting the state’s supply of personal protective equipment to help them fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Four hospital systems in the Portland area have employees infected with COVID-19, including Oregon Health & Science University, where the number remains small but is edging up as more test results come in.