Healthcare company donates 40K cloth masks to EMS in 3 states
Highmark Inc, a healthcare company, donated nearly 40,000 cloth face masks to EMS providers in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia
By Rachel Engel
A healthcare company is honoring first responders during National EMS Week by donating thousands of cloth face masks to personnel in three states.
The Dover Post reported that Highmark Inc. provided nearly 40,000 masks to EMS providers across Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia.
The washable masks are intended for personal use to mitigate the spread, the company said.
“EMS professionals have been on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic since day one. We owe them an immense amount of gratitude for their ongoing partnership, as we continue to serve our community,” Deb Rice-Johnson, president of Highmark Inc., said. “It’s fitting that we can show our appreciation by providing them with face coverings that will allow for high-grade personal protective equipment to be preserved for when it’s needed the most.”