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Company Will Donate 30,000 Face Masks to Paterson Public Schools


By: Richard L. Smith 

A Passaic County company will donate 30,000 masks to Paterson Public Schools as the city's school district returns to protective measures due to an uptick in influenza and Covid-19 numbers. 

School officials said on Monday, January 9, Mayor Andre Sayegh and Superintendent Eileen Shafer will join representatives from Protective Health Gear (PHG) as they announce their donation of 30,000 face masks to the students of Paterson Public Schools.

According to Mayor Sayegh, the Paterson-based manufacturing company will supply the school district with high-filtration face masks made for children's comfort.

PHG uses a soft triple layer of material with a filtration above 95% for excellent breathability. 

City officials said The Paterson School District reinstated a mask mandate on January 3.