Nike Is Developing Medical Face Shields and Equipment for Health Workers
The fashion industry has been extremely proactive amid the COVID-19 outbreak. With numerous factories at its disposal, many companies have taken it upon themselves to create surgical masks, personal protective equipment, and more.
The latest to join the movement is Nike, which has just announced that it is prototyping medical face shields and other equipment for health workers. The initiative will be launched with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
"Companies like Nike need to do our part," said Nike CEO John Donahoe. "Based on needs identified by the teams and health professionals at Oregon Health & Science University, our teammates are working right now about how to best help, including prototyping face shields of OHSU and others."
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Nike has also pledged over $15 million to fight COVID-19 across the world. Additionally, the Nike Foundation has donated $1 million to the United Nations Foundation's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
The company has temporarily closed stores in multiple locations around the world, citing the well-being of teammates and consumers as priority.