1.3 min readBy Published On: April 2nd, 2020Categories: News0 Comments on Cloth face masks needed for residents of Compass on the Bay

Compass on the Bay – an assisted living complex in South Boston – is in search of masks for their residents.

See the letter below written by Jenna Petrenko – executive director of Compass on the Bay:

Many of you have reached out to our community to see what you can do for us. We have a request. We are launching a drive to obtain cloth face masks for our associates. If you know of a local business or volunteer group making masks please put them in touch with us!  

Within the last few days the public health consensus regarding face masks seems to be changing. In recent days more and more scientists and medical experts are making the case that everyone, even the general public, should wear masks to lower the rate of transmission of COVID-19. It has been reported that even the CDC may reverse its official stance and recommend that people wear face masks when in public. 

We want to provide our associates with masks for their own personal use, especially those who use public transportation to commute to work. We also want to have cloth face masks on hand to supplement our inventory of the disposable masks that are part of our PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) which also includes gloves and gowns. We are looking to source two cloth face masks for each of our associates, but we’ll take any amount we can get!   

We would of course appreciate donations of medical grade masks as well!

Thank you so much,

Jenna Petrenko
Executive Director


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