The Heart Institute accepted a donation of 40,000 KN95 face masks from Dymon Self Storage on December 9, part of Dymon’s philanthropic pledge to donate more than one million masks to local charitable groups and community organizations across Ottawa and the GTA.
In a news release posted to its website, Dymon ensures its masks are certified, commercial grade, and have been rigorously tested in Canada. Each is individually packaged and has a five-layer construction designed to filter 95% of particles to help reduce the exposure to airborne contaminants, including the coronavirus. The Heart Institute will distribute the masks to staff for personal use outside the hospital.
“The Heart Institute commends Dymon for its work to safeguard our community from the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Thierry Mesana, president and CEO of the Heart Institute. “This generous donation offers protection for our frontline personnel and staff while they are away from the hospital, and peace of mind for the vulnerable patients in our care and their families.”