Disposable Surgical Masks Available Through MMTA
Reprinted from April 30 - Supplies are Going Fast, Order Now if You Want Masks
Our industry’s frustration with procuring PPE during the pandemic has been well documented here in this e-newsletter. Initially, we were told to request PPE through the Maine CDC/EMA which we did, but to no avail. As a partial solution to our challenge, an MMTA member contacted us because they had access to ordering disposable surgical masks and wondered if we wanted to purchase some to make available to our members.
These 15,000 masks have arrived this morning and are now available to purchase at $0.56 each, plus tax and the cost to ship them to you if you choose. We reserve the right to limit the amount members order so as to make sure they are available to everyone who needs them – but only if you act quickly. If you have already ordered when the original PPE request notification was sent our in March e-newsletters you do not need to order again as your order and invoice are currently being processed.
PLEASE NOTE the original request to the State was for N95 masks and the ones we have on hand are disposable surgical masks that do not offer the same protection as N95 certified masks. But one of the things we have been hearing from members is that they would like to offer their drivers and other employees at least some minimal protection, even if it is a homemade or disposable mask.
To place an order for disposable surgical masks, click on the
. You will be asked how you want to receive your masks – whether you want to pick them up at the MMTA office (restrictions apply), or you want us to ship them to you with your shipping information (your cost) or we will pay for shipping and invoice you for that amount.
IMPORTANT: If you take delivery of the disposable masks, your company assumes all liability for their use, protection and any exposure that might result from placing them in service. MMTA does not warranty anything about these masks – we are simply making them available for members and do not accept any risk associated with them whatsoever. If you and your company do not agree to these terms, please do not submit an order.
Finally, we have still not heard back from the State about our order for other PPE such as gloves, wipes and sanitizer. While it is looking unlikely that we will receive this needed PPE from the State, we will continue to look for private solutions and we will keep members posted if anything develops. In the interest of having one location for all of the information, we have developed a PPE Resources page that we will update as new information becomes available.
As indicated previously, MMTA’s objective is to provide members with resources to obtain PPE and we do not advocate for or sponsor any of the suppliers or equipment listed.