By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Some local organizations made sure that healthcare workers in the Pittsburgh area received PPE equipment.READ MORE: Local Police Departments Team Up To Enforce Pedestrian Traffic Laws
On Friday, several groups gave out N-95 masks and face shields in preparation for a potential fall wave of COVID-19. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says it’s another example of the community coming together during the pandemic.READ MORE: Just Hanging Out: Butler County Man Twice Catches Bear On Camera In His Yard
“You’ve got the Huntington Bank, you’ve got the Allegheny Medical Society, you’ve got Light of Life Mission, you’ve got the Foundation Community donating PPEs, putting out the N-95 masks, which are more protective than the traditional masks we have,” Fitzgerald said on Friday.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Ending Extended Jobless Benefits, Unemployment Rate Falls Below 5%
The groups say some of the masks will also be given to people who are homeless.