CareAline Products LLC, a Danvers company that designs and manufactures medical garments, announced that they are working with various school systems across the commonwealth to supply them with personal protective equipment for the 2020 school year.
“COVID-19 is creating additional expenses no one was prepared for, especially schools with limited budgets. CareAline wants to help school districts comply with Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidance by providing schools with the safest reusable PPE for employees. We worked hard to design and provide a gown that is not only budget friendly but has necessary design features that provide maximum safety. CareAline’s reusable isolation gowns provide both safety and comfort, while ensuring that administration has the resources for long-term safety plans. The goal is to ensure the health and safety of both the employees and the students,” said Kezia Fitzgerald, CareAline co-founder and chief innovation officer.
As announced by Gov. Charlie Baker in a recent press release, CareAline Products LLC has been utilizing UMass Lowell’s Fabric Innovation Center to help test their products. CareAline was founded in 2012 by Kezia and Mike Fitzgerald and manufactures in Fall River. The CareAline brand began with the need to protect their daughter, Saoirse’s, peripherally inserted central catheter and central lines while undergoing chemotherapy for Neuroblastoma. Kezia has continued to innovate through her stem cell transplant in the fall of 2019.
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