Tag: N95 masks

SoCal COVID Cases Continue Dropping; Free N95 Masks and Longer Paid Sick Leave

LOS ANGELES—As new COVID-19 cases and positivity rate continues dropping in Southern California, more programs are available for people to gain better access to testings, masks, and financial support. On Jan. 27, Los Angeles County had 23,796 new cases reported, down from 43,091 the previous Friday, according to the county’s Department of Public Health. To…


All Super Bowl Attendees Will Get a KN95 Mask, Reminders of Mask Requirement

LOS ANGELES—Every person attending the Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium next month will be given a KN95 mask and will be repeatedly reminded about the requirement that masks be worn throughout the event, except while eating or drinking. “For the past three months, [Department of Public Health] staff have been working closely with the [National Football League…


LA County Requires Outdoor Masking for Students, Surgical or N95 Masks for School Staff

LOS ANGELES—Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, students in Los Angeles County must wear masks outdoors where physical distancing is difficult as they return to school, while staff will be required to wear medical-grade masks, according to the county health department’s guidelines updated Jan. 1. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Public Health…


LA May Soon Mandate Outdoor Masks in Schools, Require Surgical or N95 Masks for Students

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Children in Los Angeles may soon be required to wear masks outdoors, as well as an upgrade to surgical-grade or N95 respirator masks instead of using only cloth masks in schools. On Dec. 29, an email was sent by a Los Angeles school superintendent to a parent and shared on Twitter. “Given the…


LA May Soon Mandate Outdoor Mask in Schools, Require Surgical or N95 Masks for Students

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Children in Los Angeles may soon be required to wear masks outdoors, as well as an upgrade to surgical-grade or N95 respirator masks instead of using only cloth masks in schools. On Dec. 29, an email was sent by a Los Angeles school superintendent to a parent and shared on Twitter. “Given the…


Texas Man Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Sell $317 Million Bogus Masks to Australian State

A Texas man has pleaded guilty to involvement in a scheme to fraudulently sell 50 million N95 respirator masks he did not have for $317.6 million to the government of New South Wales in Australia, U.S. prosecutors said. Arael Doolittle entered his plea to a wire fraud conspiracy charge on Tuesday before U.S. District Judge…


N95 Masks Start Rolling Off Ontario Assembly Line With Aim to Ensure Domestic Supply

OTTAWA—The federal and Ontario governments are hailing the first N95 masks to roll off a domestic assembly line as a step toward better pandemic protection for Canada now and into the future. The masks are being produced by 3M Canada following a multimillion-dollar deal between Ottawa and Queen’s Park announced last August by Prime Minister…