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The Ground Floor: Businesses Step Up To Defeat Virus

<p>Oregon Health & Science University nurse practitioner Shelby Freed (left) sanitizes her hands between glove changes on Friday, March 20, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Testing for COVID-19 requires regular changing out of PPE like gloves, masks and gowns, but a nationwide shortage has prevented many health care workers from doing so.</p>

"Business as usual" was just not possible for many businesses during the pandemic. Many were forced to close down for a while, but others continued working.

And some of those just changed what they usually did, to help stop the spread of the virus. Several companies from our region joined in the COVID-19 resistance by offering new products, from hand sanitizer to personal protective equipment (PPE).

A short list of companies that joined the effort include Rogue Valley-based Quantum Innovations, MaskIt, BioSkin, and Darex. All have previously been featured in our business/entrepreneur segment, The Ground Floor.

And we welcome reps from all four back to the Exchange to talk about their anti-coronavirus campaigns.

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