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500 N-95 masks donated to Richmond clinics

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 16:58:51-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- 500 N95 face masks were donated to two Richmond medical clinics thanks to a call for donations by Virginia State Senator Joseph Morrissey.

On Tuesday, Ryan Kim of Midlothian, Virginia donated 500 KN95 facial masks from his business Beauty Spot after Sen. Morrissey asked his constituents to consider donating PPE.

Mr. Kim, who has medical supply connections in South Korea, is working with Senator Morrissey and the Governor of the Province of Gyeonggi to deliver more PPE’s to the State of Virginia.

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On Tuesday, Morrissey and a staff member delivered 250 KN95 face masks to the Virginia Home Rehab Center and an additional 250 masks to the Richmond Health Brigade (formerly known as Fan Free Clinic).

COVID-19 Precautions

Most patients with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms. However, in a small proportion of patients, COVID-19 can lead to more severe illness, including death, particularly among those who are older or those who have chronic medical conditions.

COVID-19 spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms appear within 14 days of being exposed to an infectious person.

Virginia health officials urged the following precautions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.Avoid non-essential travel.