What Nephron Pharmaceuticals and The Town of Lexington Are Doing During COVID-19

April 16, 2020 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

 

Tuesday, the Chamber hosted its first virtual breakfast meeting sponsored by Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative. MCEC's Troy Simpson said it is not about the food it is about each other. 

After Troy's encouraging words, Lou Kennedy, President & CEO of Nephron Pharmaceuticals, shared they are producing and shipping 141 percent more adult strength nebulizer solution, which is the medication that will get down into the bottom of the lungs rather than the inhaler that only works in the upper half. They are proud to be one of only two pharmaceutical companies producing these medications allowing them to play a tremendous role in healthcare during this pandemic. Their sterile injectable medications have also jumped in production as well as medications for labor and delivery. Nephron is a clean organization where their employees feel confident in a safe workspace. They have purchased portable equipment for their clean rooms but have now extended the cleaning into common areas and offices. They are distributing colloidal silver, vitamin C, elderberry syrup and other natural remedies to keep employees safe. They are also proud to start the production of hand sanitizer for Carolinas. They are in constant contact with the White House and FDA for meeting needs. Nephron has shipped to Samaritans Purse in Central Park as well as the ship off NY. Contact Lyndsey Miles if you are needing supplies.

Town of Lexington Administrator Britt Poole followed Kennedy. He first encouraged attendees to like and follow the Town and Lexington Police Department Facebook pages to keep updated on Town changes and traffic delays. The Town of Lexington offices are closed to the public through April 30, but you can find ways to continue conducting business with the Town on their website. You can also call the police department at 359-6260 if free help is needed to rearrange parking lots in order to better assist with curbside delivery. Hospitality Tax has been suspended 60 days, which is May 18 to help with c=business cash flow, but Town Council is discussing the likelyhood of extending that date. Also, utilities will not be cut-off due to non-payment during this time. The Town Council meeting is public and can be accessed through visiting lexsc.com. The next meeting is scheduled for April 20 at 6:30pm. There will be a public hearing for annexation, submission for a new budget and hopefully information regarding the small business loan comprehensive package. Public comments can be called in to 808-4219.