General Motors Donates 500,000 Face Masks to California Students
General Motors (GM) will donate 500,000 face masks to California students to aid the reopening of schools.
The California Department of Education will work with county offices of education to distribute the masks. Communities at disproportionate risk from COVID-19 will get priority. These include students of color, children of essential workers, and California tribal communities.
The donation follows a $1 million grant from GM to the DonorsChoose Keep Kids Learning program in April.
“The safety of our students, educators, and families is paramount as California school districts make important decisions about returning to in-person instruction, and access to a supply of personal protective equipment is essential for any school to reopen,” State Superintendent Tony Thurmond said. “We are grateful for GM’s partnership and dedication to the safety and well-being of California students and educators during this public health crisis. GM’s contribution bolsters the resources available to schools at a time when we all need to continue to remain vigilant against the spread of COVID-19.”
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