Avery Dennison has announced that it is manufacturing 500,000 face shields, which will be donated to hospitals nationwide. The organization says the shields will be easy for medical professionals or others to wear and assemble and are also "designed with user comfort in mind."
Locally, those hospitals include the Cleveland Clinic and the Lake Health System.
"We can’t thank Avery Dennison enough for stepping up the way you are for Lake Health Hospital System," said Mark Flash, executive director of Lake Health. "You are serving the community and our team members in an extraordinary way and directly saving lives."
The entire country is still attempting to stock up on personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to protect first responders on the front lines of the pandemic. Besides the new initiative with the masks, Avery Dennison has also participated in initiatives such as Project N95 and GetUsPPE.org.
"We urge every company in the manufacturing sector that can repurpose production to join the battle against COVID-19," said Neal Carty, business director for North America and senior director of global research and development at Avery Dennison Medical. "Our team has shown tremendous agility and creativity, which is a testament to their dedication during these extraordinary times."
Hospitals or organizations in need of the face shields can contact Avery Dennison.