My name is Jerry and I am the founder of Hack The Pandemic (No affiliation with Copper 3D), a driven group of Makers, Designers, and Volunteers that work with healthcare providers to develop PPE to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic. We have been producing PPE for the Tri State Area health systems for the past 3 weeks now and have just surpassed 500 shields delivered. In our time both developing and producing PPE, we have researched in detail proper sanitization procedures for how you should be handling any product you create with the intention of sending it to healthcare facilities. These advisories have been reviewed and approved by over 15 clinics and medical professionals and represent the best way an individual can prepare a donation without sending it to a group like us for sanitization and packing.
Act as if you were infected
Whenever you are making something or removing prints from your print bed, be sure to wear a mask and gloves. Sanitize your work space and clean your before you start and be sure to store your product in sealed zip-lock bags.
Sanitize your stock
It is currently debated how long the virus can survive on a surface. To be safe, please let your projects sit for 3-5 days before delivery to ensure that you are not sending any contaminated items.
Separate any Product you produce
Do not store the entire stock in one place to minimize the risk of cross contamination. Use zip-lock bags to wrap your product so that cross contamination does not occur.
Make sure that you clearly mark what type of filament/acrylic the item was made from on top of the bag that you store them in. Some hospitals will self sanitize donations and we have heard from multiple intake volunteers that the items need to be labeled so they know weather to use IPA or Bleach baths when sanitizing.
We have information regarding the specifics of packing your donations for the best possible processing at hackthepandemic.org.
If you have any questions, feel free to DM me here or shoot me an email at email@example.com.