Ellsworth receives masks, distributes to work centers
By Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett, 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
/ Published April 23, 2020
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- A shipment of more than 4,000 face masks arrived at the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base April 21.
More than 7,000 masks were procured by the 28th Contracting Squadron in an effort to battle the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), with the 28th LRS distributing the first shipment April 22.
“We’re going to issue them out to either squadron chiefs or [Unit Deployment Managers],” said Maj. Saira McGan, the 28th Logistics Readiness operations officer. “They know who needs them in their units and they can distribute as they see fit.”
All individuals on Air Force installations and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they are unable to maintain six feet of distance in work centers or public spaces per Department of Defense policy.
According to Maj. Rebecca Ban, the 28th CONS commander, these masks are washable dual-layer cotton masks in a solid black color, and a second shipment will arrive shortly.