Santa Monica Day Spa Owner Admits To Buying Up 20,000 N95 Masks, Selling Them For As Much As 1,100% Over List PriceNiki Schwarz, 55, of Santa Monica, is the owner of Tikkun Holistic Spa, 1460 4th St. Schwarz, who was charged in federal court Tuesday with one count of hoarding and price gouging, agreed to plead guilty to the misdemeanor offense, federal officials said.
First Shipment Of 100,000 N95 Masks Arrives In LA For Frontline WorkersThe masks, which are part of an order of 24 million masks, will be given to healthcare workers and first responders.
Thousands Of Nurses Across Southland Hold May Day Rallies Over PPE ShortagesNurses argue that decontaminating and reusing N95 masks is unsafe, a procedure that many hospitals have begun using after it received FDA approval last month.
Coronavirus: Garcetti Announces Partnership With Honeywell To Purchase 24M N95 MasksIn his Tuesday evening briefing, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the city had signed a contract with manufacturer Honeywell to purchase 24 million N95 masks that would be sold at-cost to area hospitals in need.
Coronavirus: LA County Sheriff's Decontamination Center Can Clean Up To 10,000 N95 Masks At A TimeThe equipment will accommodate 10,000 masks per cycle and the department will run multiple decontamination cycles each day, Villanueva said.
Nurses Placed On Paid Leave After Requesting N95 Masks When Treating COVID-19 PatientsThe nurses are requesting N95 masks when treating COVID-19 patients, rather than the less-protective surgical masks that the hospital was having them use.
Coronavirus: Covina Man Arrested In Sting For Price-Gouging Sales Of N95 MasksHe was selling N95 masks for $300 a box, police said.
Coronavirus: UC Irvine Students Hold Supply Drive For Masks, Face Shields For Health Care WorkersAs of Saturday, at least 73 healthcare workers in California had tested positive for coronavirus through person-to-person transmission.