CareXpress Urgent Care and BSA Health System (BSA) will provide 100,000 masks to the Amarillo Independent School District (AISD) to help area educators and students have a healthy start for the school year. The healthcare organizations are also teaming up with the school district to set up COVID testing sites where employees can remain in their cars.
“We reached out to the district and asked how we could contribute to COVID prevention as teachers and students head back to school,” CareXpress Chief Operating Officer Trevor Spradling said. “They said they needed masks, so we and our partners at BSA will donate 100,000 masks to the district.”
“It was the right decision,” BSA President and CEO Bob Williams said. “We are committed to caring for our community, and we believe this will help to keep our teachers and students safe.”
AISD will distribute the masks across the district, noting there is nothing more important than the health and safety of their students, teachers, and staff.
“As we gear up to welcome students back into classrooms, we appreciate the generosity of BSA and CareXpress,” AISD Superintendent Doug Loomis said. “This donation will help meet an important need in our schools as we work to provide a quality education for students while keeping everyone in our buildings as safe as possible.”
In a joint statement, the two executives said, “We are always here for our community, whether that is in one of our clinics or at the hospital. Our work never ends, and we will always do what we can to provide the care our community needs.”