It’s the end of another week and here at CBC Kitchener-Waterloo’s The Morning Edition, we continue to highlight our community’s helpers who are stepping up during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We had some great stories this week including one about a volunteer group in Elora who is delivering lunches to essential and front line workers.

The Centre Wellington Food Bank is also sharing food donations to neighbouring food banks and the Drop-In Centre in Guelph after getting tons of food donations from the community.

Here are other stories about helpers in our community.

Re-using N95 masks

Food scientist Keith Warriner at the University of Guelph may have found a solution that would allow health-care professionals to re-use N95 masks up to 10 times.

Personal protective equipment like N95 masks have been crucial in hospitals and long-term care homes throughout this pandemic. Part of the problem is that many of the items in need are single use.

Warriner said the process of sanitizing N95 masks involves a device that normally cleans fruits and vegetables without the use of water and received Health Canada approval last week.

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