Apr 30, 2020 12:41 AM

UPDATE: SHESC's minimum order of KN95 masks now only 100

Posted Apr 30, 2020 12:41 AM

UPDATE: The Smoky Hill Education Service Center (SHESC) has announced that the minimum number of protective KN95 masks that can be ordered through the center has been lowered to 100.

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Image of masks courtesy SHESC
Image of masks courtesy SHESC

The Smoky Hill Education Service Center (SHESC) has a coronavirus-related deal for tax-exempt organizations.

SHESC, in partnership with School Specialty, has a limited supply of KN95 respirator masks available for educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and city and county governments while supplies last!

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend N95 respirator masks as an effective preventative measure against the transmission of COVID-19. Currently in the United States, however, unprecedented demand has led to a critical shortage of the masks. On April 3, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an Emergency Use Authorization for KN95 masks -- the approval standard used in China with equivalent performance to N95 respirator masks, SHESC noted in a news release. The authorization allows the import and use of KN95 masks during the COVID-19 situation.

According to SHESC, tax-exempt organizations can download the fillable pdf form below and send it to [email protected] to place their mask orders.

Download a Form-Fillable KN95 Mask Order Form as a PDF