Three Billings men create reusable surgical mask in response to COVID-19 crisis
Health care providers everywhere are on the front lines of the global coronavirus pandemic while their supply of personal protective equipment is dwindling. In response, Billings Clinic Neurosurgeon, Dusty Richardson, says health care professionals at Billings Clinic have been limited to using one mask per day.
“In general, especially as a surgeon, those masks frequently become soiled. They frequently get blood or other bodily fluids on them and that’s why we change them out after every single case,” he says.
Dr. Richardson, along with Billings-area dentist Spencer Zaugg and his son Colton took this as a call to action.