Updates and Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Skip to content Skip to main navigation Report an accessibility issue

UT Labs Producing Face Shield Components to Protect Health Care Workers in Tennessee

Tom Duong, staff supervisor in the Tickle College of Engineering’s Innovation and Collaboration Studio, has 20 machines running to print headbands for face masks.

Tom Duong, staff supervisor in the Tickle College of Engineering’s Innovation and Collaboration Studio, has 20 machines running to print headbands for face masks.

In labs across campus, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, faculty and staff are fabricating face-shield headbands and other personal protective gear for use by Tennessee medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19.

In just three days, UT has fabricated about 1,200 face shield parts, which will be sent by air to a facility in Tennessee on Tuesday for preparation for use by medical professionals.

Universities across the state are printing 10,000 headbands in response to a call Mike Krause, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Read more about how Vols are pitching in to protect health care workers.