At today’s White House briefing, Vice President Mike Pence urged U.S. construction companies to donate their inventories of N95 masks to local hospitals.

Pence stated, “We would make one specific request and that is we would urge construction companies to donate their inventory of N95 masks to your local hospital and forgo additional orders of those industrial masks,” Pence said during a White House press conference on Tuesday.

He added “Because of what the president asked to be included in legislation moving through the Congress today, those industrial masks that they use on construction sites are perfectly acceptable for health care workers to be protected from a respiratory disease.”