Sarah Tressler, Editor
Mayor's Office Seeking Manufacturers to Produce Non-Medical Masks
Mayor Eric Garcetti's office has launched LAprotects.org, a site seeking manufacturers who can produce non-medical personal protective gear for workers in essential sectors; companies and organizations can also make requests for protective gear. The site notes that "the FDA is working with PPE manufacturers directly to explore ways to expand their production capacity. This is a different program."
The city partnered with Kaiser Permanente to provide approved specifications, materials and best practices for manufacturing processes.
Garment manufacturer Reformation, based out of Downtown LA, is also partnering with the city to provide quality assurance checks and support for this initiative.
To learn more about the LA Protects program, visit LAprotects.org.