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Central Coast teacher working tirelessly to keep healthcare workers protected

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MONTEREY, Calif. (KION) Kevin Brookhouser is the Director of Technology at York School in Monterey. And although school is not in session, he's hard at work.

After hearing about the need for protective masks in the community, Brookhouser and his students have been using 3D technology to create masks to help reduce exposure to the coronavirus.

But it didn't stop there. Brookhouser is now making protective shields for healthcare workers.

There are holes in the shield that allow the provider to reach through and provide care (like taking vitals) with little contact with patients. These specific shields will be delivered to CHOMP.

Brookhauser says he is now working on an intubation shield with the same concept that would sit over a patient who's laying down.

He tells us, "we owe it to our doctors and nurses to get them whatever they need."

KION is grateful to community members helping in this battle and would love to hear more uplifting stories. If you have one to share, please send them our way!

Central Coast Cheer / Coronavirus / Health / Monterey County / Top Stories

Mary Coleman

Mary Coleman is a morning anchor and managing editor at KION News Channel 5/46.

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