Faculty and staff at the University of Missouri engineering school are producing 4,500 face shields for MU faculty, the Columbia Missourian reports.
The college lab was also asked to produce 2,000 to 3,000 powered air-purifying respiratory shields and 5,000 headbands for the simple shields. The lab has also 3D-printed testing swabs for MU Health Care.
The college has taken steps to mass-produce powered air-purifying respiratory shields after testing with the University Hospital.
As of Friday, the college has made more than 2,000 simple face shields from material made from recycled bottles.