NBA donates one million surgical masks to state of New York
Sports leagues continue to step up to provide relief for those struggling with the coronavirus, and the NBA has made a significant contribution.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that the NBA, led by the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, has contributed one million surgical masks to the state to help first responders and medical professionals.
New York thanks you.
We are beyond grateful for this gift of critically needed PPE.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 4, 2020
There is a significant shortage of the personal protective equipment that doctors and nurses need to limit their exposure to COVID-19, particularly in the hard-hit state of New York. These efforts will help a great deal.
The league has also taken an active role in encouraging players who previously had the disease to aid in research of potential treatments. They’ve really stepped up as the virus has spread throughout the country, and are doing so again here.