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Johnston Health donated 10,000 KN95 masks to local schools

Johnston Health, as part of the UNC Health Care System, donated 10,000 non-medical grade masks to Johnston County Public Schools on Friday, Oct. 30.

Health and safety is of utmost importance as more teachers and students head back to the classroom during cold and flu season.

“When COVID-19 began and UNC Health put out a call for help, the community responded generously with donations and support,” said Johnston Health CEO Tom Williams. “Now, it is our duty to help others. It takes many partnerships to cultivate a healthy community, and UNC Health is proud to be a partner with Johnston County Public Schools.”

Johnston County Public Schools were grateful to receive the masks to help protect their students, faculty and staff.

"The district is grateful for this generous donation from Johnston Health," said Johnston County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy. "These masks will accompany the PPE we continue to provide our staff and students to protect them against this virus."

To stay safe during COVID-19 and flu season, UNC Health encourages everyone to continue to follow the 3Ws: wear a mask, wait six feet apart and wash your hands.