Over 70,000 KN95 masks donated by Cooper University Health distributed in Camden – CBS Philly


CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) – Residents of the town of Camden will now have another tool in the fight against COVID-19. The Mayor and a Camden County Commissioner spent their day handing out KN95 masks.

Mayor Vic Carstarphen and Commissioner Al Dyer spent the morning at the Urban Women’s Center, handing out boxes of KN95 masks to families across the city.

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More than 70,000 masks have been donated by Cooper University Health. All in an effort to keep COVID-19 cases at bay.

Masks have also been distributed to various centers for the elderly in the region.

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The mayor says getting these higher quality face masks into the hands of community members will go a long way.

“One way to fight COVID-19 is to wear your mask while having good quality separation between people in particular environments. But it’s big. Some people don’t have access to the masks they need,” Carstarphen said.

Those who have not received masks but would like one can call Camden Town Hall to collect a box.

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Carstarphen says when the weather improves, they plan to start knocking on doors to distribute premium boxes of face masks to the community.


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