DTE Energy donates 2,000 masks to Detroit police officers

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Posted at 8:21 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 08:21:32-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — DTE Energy donated 2,000 KN95 respirator masks for Detroit police officers.

The masks help limit the spread of COVID-19, which has had a significant impact on DPD.

“Protecting our officers who are continuing to come to work every day to keep our communities safe is among our top priorities,” Mayor Duggan said in a press release. “I reached out to DTE for help and within hours they got us what we needed. This is a time when we need our community leaders and DTE is coming through in a big way. We’re thankful to have committed partners like that.”

About 39 police officers have tested positive for COVID-19, including Chief James Craig. An additional 468 have been quarantined.

The masks are part of the department's five-step plan to limit the spread of COVID-19. The plan also includes additional safety precautions, like symptom checks at the start of each shift.

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