BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Bernards Township Board of Education approved a second donation of medical personal protective items on Monday night, April 16.

The board approved the donation of rubber gloves to area health care institutions and the Somerset County Office of Emergency Management. The total value of the items will not exceed $730.48.

This is the second donation of school items deemed in surplus.

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At the end of March, the board approved donation of assorted surgical masks, personal medical masks, safety goggles, exam gloves, sterile alcohol wipes, antimicrobial towelettes and hair caps. The total value of the items was no more than $1,450.

Superintendent Nick Markarian said at Monday’s “virtual” meeting that the district had reduced access to school buildings to “almost zero.” Most places were down to a minimum crew to maintain the buildings, he said.