Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s operating partner for Commuter Rail, announced a donation of 30,000 face masks to the cities of Brockton, Chelsea, Dorchester, Lawrence, and Lynn, all severely impacted by COVID-19. Each city will receive 5,000 pieces of this critical personal protective equipment. To support other nearby Boston neighborhoods, Dorchester will receive 10,000 facemasks.
“It is with great pride that I thank Keolis for recognizing the needs of the residents along the Fairmount line. This mask donation will go a long way to continue to help our communities stop the spread of COVID-19,” said State Representative Russell Holmes. “This is why we need a leader in the industry like Keolis to be a partner with our community.”
On June 6, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a transition to Phase 2 of Reopening Massachusetts, a phase that continues to require face coverings or masks as a precaution during many activities. Local officials in each community will determine the best use of the face masks donated by Keolis, including schools, community centers, and other local needs.
Keolis, an international public transport and mobility operator with operations in 16 countries and its North American headquarters in Boston, secured a strong inventory of facemasks for its employees by utilizing its global supply chain network.