One other 500,000 N95 masks are handed out in Milwaukee to battle COVID-19 surge | WUWM 89.7 FM

The Milwaukee Well being Division stated persons are once more selecting up a whole bunch of 1000’s of free, higher-quality COVID-19 masks that the state of Wisconsin despatched to the Metropolis of Milwaukee late this week.

This comes after 500,000 N95 masks had been distributed earlier this week.

Late Thursday morning, outdoors the town’s Menomonee Valley drive-through clinic, a person who gave his identify as Bob picked up the usual allotment of 20 masks. The N95 masks are manufactured from a number of layers of woven plastic. Bob stated he is able to step away from material and paper masks.

“I do consider that material masks are passé. It is time to get on with one thing else and clearly, these are superior,” Bob stated.

The N95 masks are shipped in baggage of twenty.

A person who gave his identify as Kevin stated the fast-spreading omicron variant of the coronavirus offered him on getting the N95 masks.

“Though I work from home, even after I’m out…simply on errands and stuff, I believe it is the easiest way to go,” Kevin stated.

The N95 masks had been additionally out there for a number of hours Thursday on the Metropolis of Milwaukee libraries. Outdoors the Mitchell Road Department, a girl who gave her identify as Shaquajah stated she was glad to get the higher face overlaying.

“I used to be in EMT college, they usually educate you that these are simpler — like if any individual sneezes, it will not go on to the following individual. All of it stays within the masks,” she stated.


Individuals are given N95 masks on the Mitchell Road Department of the Milwaukee Public Library.

One other lady, who gave her identify as Ada, stated she picked up the N95 masks to guard her household higher, although she additionally counts on her non secular beliefs.

“I consider extra within the Lord, and he protects us within the blood of Jesus. So we’ll be protected by that,” Ada stated.

The Milwaukee Well being Division stated the libraries ran out of masks by early afternoon. Division official Nick Tomaro stated the provision is likely to be going sooner as a result of the town dropped a extra time-consuming plan to repackage the masks and provides out fewer per family.

“I am simply being upfront that the power to separate these up into particular person packaging—we needed to make a judgment name on what was greatest at this level. Attempting to get these out into the general public as quick as attainable is the judgment name we made,” Tomaro stated.

Tomaro stated the Metropolis of Milwaukee handing out a million higher-quality COVID-19 masks in every week is a constructive factor.

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