CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – PATRIOTS KRAFT DELIVERS 300,000 MASKS TO NYC. FEDS COMMANDEER 35,000 MASKS BROUGHT FOR NEW JERSEY FIRST RESPONDERS and HOSPITAL FRONTLINERS
New York City Strong news – New York, NY: New York Daily News reports
Does this mean we have to stop booing the New England Patriots?
A much-needed shipment of 300,000 N95 masks arrived in New York City Friday morning, courtesy of Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – FEDS COMMANDEER 35,000 MASKS BROUGHT FOR NEW JERSEY FIRST RESPONDERS and HOSPITAL FRONTLINERS
NEW JERSEY STRONG news – Somerset, NJ: The Franklin Reporter reports 4.03.2020.
Feds Take All Of County’s 35,000 Mask Order Targeted For Health Care Workers
Somerset County’s entire 35,000-mask order of N-95 and surgical masks targeted for various health care workers has been “commandeered” by the federal government, the Somerset County Freeholder Director said on April 3.
Freeholder Director Shanel Robinson also said that a joint Somerset-Hunterdon county drive-through testing site could be operational soon and that Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg is “at the top of the list” of locations.
Robinson said that the county had contracted to purchase 35,000 N-95 respirator masks – used by health care professionals to protect them from being contaminated by the virus if treating victims – and regular surgical face masks.
The masks were to be distributed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Somerset in Somerville and various municipalities’ first responders, as well as staff at the Somerset County Jail in Somerville, Robinson said.
As of early in the afternoon of April 3, Robinson said that the county was told the surgical face masks would be delivered that day, but that the federal government had taken the N-95 masks.
Later in the day, Robinson said, she was told that the government had taken the entire 35,000-mask order.