Group of U. alumni works to supply alumni in medical profession with PPE

As doctors around the country face shortages of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE), a group of University alumni have banded together to supply masks to alumni serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative Medical Supplies for Frontline Hospital Workers is run by Brian Sheng ’18, Rel Lavizzo-Mourey ’02, and Eric Sheng, Brian Sheng’s brother and an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania. Since March 26, they have procured 20,000 surgical masks and 3,000 KN95 masks, and have shipped the supplies directly to alumni healthcare workers. Four thousand pieces of PPE have already arrived as of April 9.