London Hydro donating face masks to health-care workers

A NIOSH N95 particulate respirator by 3M. 23 June 2013. (Photo by Banej from Wikipedia)

Frontline health care workers have received some greatly needed protective gear to keep them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

London Hydro donated 3,000 N95 masks on Wednesday to London’s Emergency Control Group to be distributed to medical professionals in the city.

“London Hydro is pleased to be able to help wherever they can during these extraordinary times by closely working with community partners to assist where possible,” the power company said in a statement.

The utility previously announced it would also be kicking in $250,000 to the program aimed at helping customers struggling to pay their electricity bills.

“The government’s moratorium on power disconnections has also been extended until July 2020, and London Hydro has also offered flexible payment arrangements to customers that cannot pay their bills by the due date,” the company added.

Self-service options on the company’s website under the MyLondonHydro portal are available so customers can either make payments or arrangements to pay. It also includes information on electricity and water usage.