3,600 surgical masks donated to help support medical teams combating Coronavirus

NEWS RELEASE: Heather Higdon, Director of Communications, Indian Hill Schools

CINCINNATI, OH, Wedensday, March 18, 2020 – The Indian Hill School District today (Wednesday, March 18) donated 3,600 surgical masks to the University of Cincinnati Hospital as part of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s call to help stock medical supplies. The surgical masks were stored at the Indian Hill School District, after the Hamilton County Civil Defense established Indian Hill as a crisis management center.

Indian Hill Board of Education Member Dr. Eddie Hooker and Indian Hill School District Nurse Shelley Hoyer with surgical mask donation at University of Cincinnati Hospital Wednesday, March 18. (Provided) 

“Being designated as a crisis management center was something that happened years ago,” said Indian Hill School District Nurse Shelley Hoyer. “We hope seeing this donation will help other schools that were set up as crisis management centers look for the supplies they are storing so they can also help provide this needed protection to our medical professionals.”

“We are thankful that as a District we are able to serve the greater cause of protecting those who protect others with these supplies,” said Indian Hill Superintendent Kirk Koennecke. “Helping each other, in any way that we can, is what we need to do.”

About Indian Hill Schools

Ranked consistently as one of the top-performing schools in Ohio and nationally – the vision of the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District (IHEVSD) is Enduring Excellence in 

Learning, Leadership, Innovation, and Service. More than 2,000 young scholars enjoy the exceptional educational services IHEVSD offers ensuring each student’s intellectual development, personal growth, and social responsibility. IHEVSD serves students in the Village of Indian Hill; Kenwood; parts of Symmes Township; Camp Dennison; and a few houses in Loveland. For more information, please visit www.indianhillschools.org,