MOUNT DESERT— As part of an ongoing effort to keep area residents, employees and visitors as safe as possible, Mount Desert Island Hospital, in partnership with the Downeast COVID-19 Task Force, has procured a supply of medical-grade masks for distribution to Mount Desert Island region employers. These masks provide additional protection from the new coronavirus and its associated infection, COVID-19, which is especially important for front-facing workers.
While cloth face coverings primarily protect others from the wearer, medical-grade masks offer a higher level of two-way protection for both the wearer and those they interact with.
In addition to improved employee and customer safety, medical-grade masks also protect your business. With fewer infections in staff, there is far lower risk of loss of an entire shift of employees due to potential exposure.
Medical-grade masks are also lighter and more breathable than cloth face coverings, which make them easier and more comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
Medical-grade masks are now available to MDI region employers through the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.
To request a supply, contact Alf Anderson at (207) 801–2566, extension 13 or [email protected].