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Commercial laundry service launches sanitary mask program for essential businesses

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MARINA, Calif. (KION)

Monterey Bay Laundry is launching a sanitized mask program to provide for essential workers as they continue to battle to COVID-19 pandemic.

The service is now manufacturing protective masks with on-hand linen and supplies as an alternative to other home-made options.

These one size fits all masks are to be sent out to essential businesses in packs to be worn for a single shift and will then be picked up to be washed and sanitized back at the facility.

General manager, Tom McMahon says he was inspired to create this program after watching his own employees struggle to get the protective gear they needed during this pandemic.

"Initially, we had provided gloves and sanitizer and that kind of thing but had difficulty getting masks, just like everybody else. So we made masks for our own team and then we thought this would be a good program for other industries or people who were finding the same thing-a lack of masks," says McMahon.

The sanitation process consists of bleach-based wash and dry cycles both in higher than average temperatures to effectively eliminate bacteria and viruses.

For each mask added to their inventory, $1 will be donated to Meals on Wheels in the Monterey Peninsula.

For more information on Monterey Bay Laundry’s Sanitized Mask Program visit www.montereybaylaundry.com/maskprogram

Coronavirus / Coronavirus essentials / Health / Top Stories

Jocelyn Ortega

Jocelyn Ortega is a multi-media journalist at KION News Channel 5/46.

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