“Without proper facial protection, healthcare workers are at a higher risk of contracting the virus, which could place substantial strain on the healthcare workforce in the months ahead,” says Miko Enomoto, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at OHSU’s School of Medicine. “The full-face shields help protect healthcare workers’ faces and also help to prolong the length we can safely use a surgical or N95 mask. Nike’s generous response to the COVID-19 crisis helps to instil an added layer of confidence and support for healthcare workers, that we can safely carry out the jobs we were born to do.”
Aside from the OHSU, Nike will now be supplying other health systems in its World Headquarters region, including Providence, Legacy Health Systems, and Kaiser Permanente.
In other coronavirus-related news, Apple is now producing one million face shields a week to support medical staff.