Department of Corrections to begin producing protective hospital gowns

Department of Corrections to begin producing protective hospital gowns
(Department of Corrections)

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.

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

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