General Motors will deliver 2 million masks for kids and educators.

The delivery will take place in mid-September and consist of 750,000 child-sized masks and 1.25 million adult masks.

General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra tours the GM Warren, Michigan facility where workers begin final preparation for manufacturing Level 1 face masks Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (Photo by John F. Martin for General Motors)

“This is great news for our students, educators and support staff who need access to face masks to protect themselves and their families. Until there is a vaccine, it’s crucial that all Michiganders continue to mask up, and we are working around the clock to ensure everyone has access to a mask,” said Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “I am grateful for GM’s partnership and dedication to protecting our students and educators during this time, and I look forward to working with everyone who wants to help us provide masks to our most vulnerable populations.”

General Motors announces Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, it is donating two million face masks to Michigan public schools in the State of Michigan’s MI Mask Aid partnership. GM’s contribution includes 750,000 child-size masks for elementary students and 1.25 million adult-size masks for high school students, faculty and staff. GM will have donated more than 6 million face masks produced at its Warren, Michigan facility to communities across the state affected by the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Santa Fabio for General Motors)

Masks are proven to reduce a person’s chance of spreading COVID-19 by up to 70 percent according to Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services director, Robert Gordon. GM says that there is also growing evidence that masks can protect the wearer’s life by reducing the severity of COVID if they are infected.

We know many teachers, parents and students are focused on the challenges of returning to school this fall,” said Gerald Johnson, GM executive vice president of Global Manufacturing. “At GM, we are proud to play a small part in making the transition easier by providing face masks to the Michigan schools that need them most.”

Workers produce N95-style filtering facepiece respirators Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the General Motors manufacturing facility in Warren, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for General Motors)

General Motors has been producing as many as 3 million masks per month since May. General Motors produces a variety of masks, and some are respirators that are N95-certified. GM says that in total date, the company has produced more than 10 million masks, with production going to employees at GM facilities or donated to community organizations.