In its latest effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, MAPCO donated 2,400 N95 masks Tuesday to HEMSI.
While adhering to social distancing protocols, first responders from Huntsville’s Fire & Rescue Department and HEMSI retrieved the donation from MAPCO team members at their new store at 11821 South Memorial Parkway.
“This generous donation will help protect our first responders as they continue to help those in need,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “The N95 masks give our frontline workers the ability to do their jobs with the protective equipment they need. On behalf of the City of Huntsville and its residents, we thank MAPCO for their partnership in helping us combat COVID-19.”
The donation of 2,400 N95 respirator masks to HEMSI is part of MAPCO’s continuous commitment to the communities it serves. MAPCO has some 344 stores throughout the Southeast.
“We are proud to partner with HEMSI to provide Huntsville first responders with these invaluable supplies to protect them as they risk their lives on the front lines,” says Frederic Chaveyriat, company CEO. “MAPCO has been a part of the Huntsville community for many years, and we now have eleven stores serving the city. We are committed to keeping our guests, team members and communities as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
MAPCO stores continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic as essential businesses, and all locations have implemented rigorous and frequent cleaning and disinfecting processes while closely following the latest information and guidelines from local, state and federal government agencies and health organizations. Plexiglass shields have been installed in every store and masks, gloves and hand sanitizer have been provided to all team members.
Additionally, to support social distancing efforts, store occupancy has been limited and MAPCO has placed physical in-store indicators on floors to support appropriate distancing. All seating areas are closed, and food orders are to-go only for the time being.