Hudson Regional Hospital (HRH) donated 3,000 hand sanitizers to all Secaucus public school children to prevent the spread of germs amid the outbreak of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.
HRH’s Chief of Emergency Medical Services Kristin Hyman and Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli were on site to distribute hand sanitizers to school children and staff on Wednesday, March 11.
Dr. Nizar Kifaieh, CEO of Hudson Regional Hospital, said that HRH was excited to donate the sanitizers to Secaucus school children.
“Our hospital has been preparing for weeks to be able to support our community against this current issue and our neighbors should rest assured that we are here for them,” Dr. Kifaieh told the Hudson Reporter.
Students from pre-school and kindergarten to 12th grade received the hospital’s free gift.
Middle school and high school students from Huber Street Elementary School, Clarendon Elementary School, Millridge School, and Secaucus High School received hand sanitizers as a result of HRH’s donation.
“We felt the need to educate kids on how to use it because the first line of defense against spreading germs is to observe proper hand hygiene and limit how often you touch your face,” said Chief Hyman. “This is a good rule to live by all the time, not just in response to the Coronavirus.”
Hyman gave instructions to students on the proper way to use the sanitizer to avoid spreading germs.
These are part of preventative measures being taken to stop the spread of germs and the COVID-19 virus in Secaucus.
Note: This article originally appeared on HudsonReporter.com.