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WearWell doing its part in fight against COVID-19

Going back to its roots, WearWell Garments is stepping up to the plate to help health care workers when they need it most with precautionary gear to help avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Because the Stellarton company once produced similar medical products, when the need was expressed for more gear WearWell jumped at the opportunity, turning to the patterns it once used.

“Currently, all of the gowns and masks we have on order are for private health facilities that work with the elderly within our province and for one retail location in western Canada that must remain open and wants them for their staff,” said Cynthia Outred, sales director for the company.

As of last week, the company has already begun sending out shipments of the masks and they will continue to roll out the product for as long as there is a need for it. The boost in production, for the time being, will also have a local impact as it will allow employees at the facility to keep their jobs, as well as others in the country who rely on the products manufactured by WearWell.

Having people continue working and helping health care workers is something the company is proud to be able to continue doing, and management says the community has been supportive of its decision to stand by those putting themselves on the front lines by keeping them safe.

Keeping WearWell workers safe is important to the company as well. Outred mentioned that the company is following all of the health recommendations by increasing social distancing, increasing cleaning schedules in the plant and more.

“We are limiting access to our manufacturing plant and distribution centre to only our essential staff, no visitors allowed. And we are actively monitoring the latest news reports for any updates on the situation that may again require us to look at our current processes and again make a change to ensure the safety and security of our employees and our customers,” she said.