How mask blocs are keeping communities safe with neglected government stockpiles – The Sick Times

Mar 12, 2024

One of our volunteers was interviewed in this Sick Times article below:

A., an organizer with Covid Safe Colorado, requested the ADHS minimum of 12 pallets — 57,000 Honeywell brand N95s — in the fall of 2023. Covid Safe Colorado officially formed last year when Covid-conscious Coloradans, already connected socially online, decided to form an activism-based arm of their group in response to masking protections being dropped in healthcare settings. Project N95 gave the group its first major infusion of 21,600 masks last fall. Quickly forming partnerships with libraries and like-minded groups such as free meals collective Food Not Bombs, CSC and its partners distributed that entire stockpile by the end of 2023. A. saw how high the demand for good masks was across the state and asked if neighboring Arizona would share some of its surplus.

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