Local businesses, Fuel On and Wreck Transport donated masks to local first responders today.
The masks were donated to Butler Township Police, Valley Regional Fire/EMS, and Freeland Police. Fuel On is located at the intersection of Route 309 and West Butler Drive. Information on Wreck Transport can be found here.
Each department received a box of hard to obtain N95 masks. The donation comes at a time where scarce protective equipment is prioritized for healthcare workers.
“Our concern is we risk getting lost in the shuffle,” Bill Johnson, executive director for the National Association for Police Organizations told Politico. “We’re grateful for the men and women in health care and recognize their need to be protected as well but we also need that same protection.”
Yesterday, new protocols for essential businesses were announced, including an order that most customers would need to wear masks to enter businesses in the state. The order was signed yesterday, and will begin being enforced Sunday April 19th at 8pm. Employees will also be required to wear masks, according to the order.
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