Through a valiant effort to ensure public health and help support those in Irvine working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, FivePoint Holdings LLC has donated more than 1 million face masks to the city of Irvine.

On July 27, The city of Irvine and FivePoint issued a joint news release detailing a new donation of 1 million face masks that will be provided to health care workers, law enforcement personnel and distributed throughout the community to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Since the state began lockdown in March, even as PPE was extremely limited, FivePoint was able to meet an incredibly high demand to supply and distribute more than 100,000 face masks to health care workers, law enforcement and essential workers within the city.

“From the start, FivePoint has supported health care workers, first responders and all of the heroes on the front line of this pandemic, including here in the city of Irvine, our public partner in good times and moments of crisis like this,” FivePoint Chairman and CEO Emile Haddad said. “We believe deeply in the safety and well-being of this great city, its residents and those who work here, and FivePoint will continue to do as much as we can to help this community be prepared for what lies ahead.”

This comes after Irvine saw its largest month-to-month increase of COVID-19 from June to July. In one month, Irvine saw nearly 600 cases, more than twice the total number of cases reported in June.

Earlier this month, Irvine became the first city in Orange County to offer free COVID-19 testing to residents and workers within the city. The program has filled up twice since it began on July 10.

The site, located at the Orange County Great Park can accommodate between 200 – 260 tests per day.

Irvine Mayor Christina Shea thanked FivePoint Holdings for its generous donation, and said the city is committed to keeping the community safe and healthy.

“The health and safety of all residents, and especially health care workers and first responders on the front lines, remains the city of Irvine’s highest priority as we continue closely monitoring the COVID-19 crisis,” Shea said. “We extend our deepest appreciation to our partner FivePoint for their dedication to the Irvine community and continued collaboration.”