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Martinsville City Schools to use Eastman relief fund to protect students, staff

MARTINSVILLE, VA – Martinsville City Public Schools received $20,000 in relief funds from Eastman to assist with purchasing personal protection equipment to protect students and staff.

“We are thankful to Eastman for their support of our families and staff in Martinsville,” said superintendent Zeb Talley. “MCPS will continue to support the safety of our students and community. These funds will greatly assist us in this endeavor.”

Purchases of personal protection equipment include face masks for students and staff, face shields for staff working with younger children, touchless thermometers for all facilities, touchless hand-sanitizers for classrooms, buses, and other congregate areas such as the cafeterias and libraries, plexiglass shields for all facilities, and UV wands for cleaning laptops as they are returned to the schools and redistributed to families.

During the school closure and throughout the summer, city schools have been using their buses to deliver free meals and provide pick up service at two schools for families, serving over 900 meals a day to ensure that students are fed during this crisis.

They also continue to provide educational and counseling services.

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