Scarcity Of Key Material Squeezes Medical Mask ManufacturingEven today, manufacturers say the Trump administration hasn’t made the long-term investments they need in order to ramp up to full capacity. Meanwhile, the administration allowed meltblown exports to slip out of the country as the pandemic, and the demand for masks, soared.
California Deal For Protective Masks Wins Federal ApprovalMillions of protective masks will soon be on their way to California after the manufacturer paid by the state to make them finally won U.S. federal certification, the governor's office announced Monday. It came more than a month after the masks had originally been set to start arriving.
Mask Sterilization Unit Deployed In Northern CaliforniaAn N95 mask sterilization unit has been deployed in Northern California.
First Shipment Of Gov. Newsom's Big Mask Buy Arrives In CaliforniaThree million surgical masks arrived in California as the first shipment in a major deal cut by Gov. Gavin Newsom for 200 million masks a month to protect health care and other workers from the coronavirus.
Gov. Newsom: California To Buy 200 Million Masks A Month Amid Coronavirus OutbreakCalifornia will spend nearly $1 billion to purchase up to 200 million masks a month to boost the state's stockpile of protective equipment during the COVID-19 outbreak and could act as a supplier to other Western states, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.
Coronavirus: Union Locates 39 Million N95 Masks To Deliver To Healthcare Workers Treating COVID-19 PatientsAmid pleas from healthcare workers for more protection against coronavirus, 39 million "critically needed" N95 masks have been located and will be delivered to healthcare workers in California and New York within the next week, the Service Employees International Union announced on Thursday.
Battling The Coronavirus: Community Members Sewing Masks For Local NursesAs resources like N95 masks disappear, the need for them becomes even greater. Healthcare workers say it's an issue not going anywhere any time soon.
Should You Wear A Mask In This Smoky Air?There's a debate about whether you should wear N95 masks in this smoky air.
Officials Warn Generic Masks Can Do More Harm Than Good In Protecting LungsWhile Sacramento Health County officials urge people to stay away from generic masks, If you are near the fire, the mask may be necessary.