He’s not a front-line health care worker, but Jack Moussaoui, owner of Town and Country Painting and Construction, has found a way to support the function of Kingston hospitals in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.
Moussaoui is donating approximately 1,000 N95 face masks to the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, and is calling on other local businesses that have a supply of the respiratory protective devices to consider doing the same.
Moussaoui had the large supply of masks because they are often used as protective gear while painting and dealing with construction materials. But realizing that there was a more dire need for the masks than he would normally have used them for, Moussaoui resolved to make the donation as a show of practical support to front-line health professionals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moussaoui delivered the masks to friend and neighbour Dr. Damon Dagnone on Saturday, March 21. Dr Dagnone, who is an ER doctor at Kingston General Hospital, will in turn deliver them to the Kingston Health Sciences Centre.
Moussaoui’s wife Maria hopes that everyone in the community will consider ways that their skills or supplies can be used to support the efforts to mitigate and eliminate COVID-19. “We can all do our part,” Maria encouraged.