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South Coast Military Base Joins In Coronavirus Relief Efforts

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Naval Base Ventura County has joined the battle against coronavirus. It’s using some of its civilian and military personnel, as well as its facilities to produce face masks. Teams at the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center are involved in the effort.

After developing protypes, they settled on a design which they are making in small, medium, and large sizes. And, using a hot hair dryer, the masks can even be heat molded to better fit the user’s face.

The initial masks are going to the Navy medical ship “Mercy”, which is currently docked in Los Angeles.

The Navy ship is being used to house Southern California hospital patients who are coronavirus free, to free up space in the region’s hospitals for COVID-19 patients.