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Airbed manufacturer and retailer Sleep Number is retrofitting 190,000 surgical N95 respirator masks with new elastic bands at its Irmo, South Carolina, plant.
The Minneapolis-based company volunteered to help the South Carolina Hospital Association, which uncovered a trove of new masks that needed replacement elastic bands in order to be used. N95 masks require a close fit around the face and nose to provide thorough protection. The retrofitted masks will be distributed among hospitals and healthcare providers in the region.