Mursix located in Yorktown. (Photo: Jordan Kartholl / The Star Press)
Mursix located in Yorktown. (Photo: Jordan Kartholl / The Star Press)
YORKTOWN — As non-essential businesses were asked to close their doors to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, Mursix Corporation, a technology-based manufacturing company based in Yorktown, was granted an exemption.

Deemed an essential business following Delaware County's emergency declaration last week, Mursix's leaders began looking at their production systems to see how the company could best serve the community during this global pandemic.

Producers of components for security, automotive, medical industries and more, Mursix was contacted by a hospital system in Michigan to see if it could produce face shields.

"We talked to the team about how can we make an impact and help some of these healthcare front-line workers in staying safe? And what can we do from a production standpoint with our current staff?" Susan Carlock, vice president of business development, said. "We were able to look at what kind of opportunity we could capture to continue to be an essential business, make an impact in the community and help those front-line workers.”

Across the country, as the number of cases and deaths from the COVID-19 virus have been rising, hospitals have been running out of essential medical supplies such as ventilators and personal protective equipment like face masks and face shields.
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