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Dell Medical School at UT helps create COVID-19 face shield masks

The City will be distributing the face shields to local organizations that are in need of them.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Dell Medical School at the University of Texas teamed up with approximately 60 community volunteers on Thursday, April 16, to help produce affordable face shields for the city of Austin.

34-year-old designer Daniel Ostroff collaborated with the Dell Medical team to design an easily produced, inexpensive face shield, which is what was produced at the event.

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According to Dell Medical, the City ordered 15,000 face shields, purchased the necessary raw material and provided space at the Austin Convention Center for the volunteers to assemble the first batch of shields.

The City will be distributing the shields to local organizations that are in need them.

According to Dell Medical, another order of 15,000 face shields will be produced the week of April 20.

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