This image depicts a still life composed of two N95-type face masks, or respirators, at left, one turquoise (foreground), the other white. On the right, you'll note a third respirator, a N100-type mask. The N95 respirator works as an air-purifying respirator (APR), also known as a filtering face piece respirator, and is certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The N95 is designed to protect against particulate matter such as dust, fumes, mists, aerosols and smoke, as well as biological particles, including pollen, mold spores, bacteria, viruses, animal dander and allergens. It is also able to filter aerosolized droplets, in particular, smaller droplets which evaporate to form droplet nuclei. (Photo by Debora Cartagena/courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Wed, Jan 12th 2022 04:15 pm
Mayor Byron Brown joined Buffalo Police Department leadership on Wednesday to announce the anonymous donation of approximately 8,000 N95 face masks to the BPD.
“An anonymous member of our community has stepped up to donate these N95 masks, which will be distributed to police officers in every district across our city,” Brown said. “The N95 masks will be used by our over 715 police officers, who are on the streets each and every day, working with and assisting the public during the ongoing COVID-19 surge.”
Brown noted N95 masks are considered much more effective than standard surgical masks in preventing spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant of the coronavirus.
“This generous donation is another sign that we truly are the City of Good Neighbors,” Brown added.