Posted March 26, 2020

Radians donates N95 masks for COVID fight

Radians has donated over 14,000 N95 masks to its hometown of Memphis to help first responders and and health care workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Bill England and Mike Tutor, Radians
Radians president Bill England and CEO Mike Tutor display some of the N95 respirator masks the company is donating to local first responders.

According to a recent article in USA Today, “Perhaps no issue is more pressing for health care workers across the United States as they battle the novel coronavirus than the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) to avoid contamination. Face masks, including N95 masks that provide more protection than loose-fitting surgical masks, are becoming scarcer, subject to increasing demand.”

Radians added the N95 respirator to its PPE portfolio in 2018. “We knew that adding N95 respirators to our portfolio was important,” said Bill England, Radians president. “But with the COVID-19 pandemic, they have become a critical PPE item to help protect those with the highest risk of exposure. We’re happy that Radians is able to make this donation in our hometown, which has a very large medical community including St. Jude, Le Bonheur, and UT Medical.”

"With a worldwide shortage of respirator masks, we knew this donation would quickly assist first responders and health care workers as they help Memphis rise above the COVID-19 crisis. The respirators will also be of service at COVID-19 test sites,” said Mike Tutor, Radians CEO.