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Central Coast Businesses Step Up To Help Repair Protective Masks For Health Care Workers

(Photo courtesy Dignity Health)
Workers at Safran Seats work on masks needed by Central Coast health care workers

Two Central Coast businesses are using their staff to help in an unusual coronavirus relief project.

Santa Maria’s Marian Regional Medical Center received 175,000 masks from the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.  The masks were good, but the elastic bands to hold them in place are defective.

That’s where two Central Coast businesses stepped up to help.  Staff members with Poor Richard’s Press and Safran Seats are replacing the elastic bands.

They’ve already repaired tens of thousands of masks for the hospital, but given the size of the project work will continue for the next few weeks.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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