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Local coffee shop, Maryland health company partner to sell masks

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Posted at 9:33 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 21:33:58-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Coffee Shoppe that wants you to know they're open during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The local business partnered with a Maryland health company to sell medical masks that come in packs of five. You can pre-order the masks or stop by and grab a pack.

The shop’s owner and medical consultant believes steps must be taken to get the virus under control.

“It’s a place that they're coming anyway - they don't have to make a special trip,” said Angela Clark, owner of The Coffee Shoppe. “A lot of our customers have called; we’ve gotten Facebook messages to see if we have them [the masks].”

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“The point is to do something to mitigate the spread of the virus. We're not saying you're gonna stop the virus, because you're not,” said Paul Bell, a medical consultant with LHIC Inc. “People, please do what you're supposed to do to mitigate the spread of the virus.”

They want the community to know their health and well-being is important to them.

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