COVID-19 HEALTHCARE COMMITMENT
Over the last several months more than 97% of the U.S. population, and billions more around the world, have been under shelter-in-place orders due to the devastating spread of COVID-19. With each day that passes, the magnitude of the human and economic impact continues to astound. We are experiencing an unprecedented event. One thing is self-evident: this experience will leave an indelible mark on the world as we know it. We realize the decisions and approach that we take during this crisis will define us as a company, which is why we’ve chosen to focus our resources where they are needed most.
As a manufacturing company, we would be remiss to not recognize the increasing and sincere pleas from heroic doctors and nurses on the front lines for the medical supplies they desperately require. We acknowledge our capabilities afford distinct means to assist the healthcare community. We are presently activating resources, increasing output of critical supplies and will continue to do all that we can to support the efforts of hospital professionals to protect lives as the fight continues against this global crisis.
We are utilizing our direct supply chain to import and donate approximately 25 million government approved surgical and KN95 masks for healthcare providers and first responders.
As always, our highest priority is the safety of people and the communities in which we live and work. We are grateful for the efforts of employees who are working hard to maintain operations and increase production of needed supplies to assist customers, treat and help protect people.
We are sincerely grateful to the healthcare professionals who continue to risk their lives every day in an effort to save patients around the world. Thank you is by no means enough. As a people, we will continue to persevere with the hope of emerging stronger and more united.