DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the most recent organization to step up to help health care workers on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus.

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The Science Division team spearheaded an effort to take inventory of supplies in the museum.

Melissa Bechhofer is the Director of Integrative Collections.

“We order many different kinds of PPE (personal protective equipment),” she explained.

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“These are used daily in labs and collections spaces for the preparation and handling of specimens and artifacts.

“When museum staff started hearing of requests for PPE, many employees at the museum came to the conclusion that we should donate our supplies to medical facilities in need.”

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They organized supplies and arranged to donate 90,000 nitrile gloves as well as N95 and other masks to Kaiser Permanente.

The donation also included face shields, tyvek suits, booties, biohazard bags, alcohol wipes and other cleaning materials.

The museum is closed while the stay-at-home order is in place but it has put together a list of favorite stay-at-home activities from its educational time. You can find it here.