Ravens donate 3000 ponchos to local nursing home, assisted living company

A Geriatric Nurse Assistant (GNA) with Lorien Health Services’ Columbia location thanks the Ravens for their generous poncho donation.
Posted at 11:28 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 11:30:55-04

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens have donated 3,000 ponchos to a family-owned nursing home and assisted living company in Maryland.

Lorien Health Services will be receiving the ponchos, and use them as personal protective equipment (PPE), for staff treating patients with COVID-19.

When modified, the CDC says rain ponchos can be used by healthcare workers as an effective alternative to medical isolation gowns amid a nationwide PPE shortage.

The spread of COVID-19 has affected over 130 Maryland nursing homes and assisted living facilities.