Washington Department of Corrections to begin producing protective hospital gowns

The Washington Department of Corrections will begin producing protective hospital gowns in response to a nationwide shortage, according to a Saturday press release.

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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.

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