KN95 Respiratory Mask Donation and Best Wishes from CRRC Institute


In late March 2020, amid the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19, our collaborators from the CRRC Institute pays close attention to the health and well-being of all our members of the Chinese-American Railway Transportation Joint Research Center (CART-JRC) at UIUC, and sent their best wishes. On hearing about the shortage of mask supply, and in the hope of helping us during this difficult time, they promptly mailed 1000 KN95 respirator masks to CART-JRC from China and asked the center to help distribute them to our affiliated faculty, staff and students. After distributing these masks based on needs, CRRC Institute and the Center decided to donate a significant portion of the respiratory masks to local hospitals at Champaign.


Despite such a difficult situation caused by COVID-19, the strong support from our CRRC collaborators are heart-warming, which not only enhanced our belief and confidence to overcome this challenge, but highlights the prospects of building up an even stronger partnership between CRRC and UIUC in the future.