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Medical student Bryan Delgado puts on PPE inside the Coronavirus Unit at United Memorial Medical Center, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Houston. Anyone seeing a COVID-19 patient is required to wear two sets of masks, gowns, gloves, shoe and head coverings, and a face shield. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

David J. Phillip

As factories start bringing back workers laid off at the beginning of the pandemic, some are retooling to meet coronavirus-related demands.

Designetics, a firm near Toledo, Ohio, that makes windshield coating systems, now has about half its 73 workers trained to make custom protective barriers to prevent coronavirus transmission.

The switch started when a local hospital

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