Logistics Victory Los Angeles is receiving a donation of 160,000 face shields from Apple. Donated through Apple’s Giving program, the face shields will assist in L.A.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apple’s design, engineering, operations and packaging teams are working on the shields. The shield covers the entire face with a clear plastic panel.
”These pack flat. 100 per box,” Tim Cook said “Each shield is assembled in less than two minutes and is fully adjustable. We’re sourcing materials and manufacturing in the U.S. and China.”
“Los Angeles thanks Apple for this generous donation of face shields that are critical to frontline health care workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka, the city’s chief logistics officer during this crisis. “There are numerous private sector entities that have supplies or know of suppliers that can help during this time of need, and our City team is here to facilitate that process.
The donation comes on the heels of the launch of Logistics Victory Los Angeles, a new city program created to identify and match available medical supplies in the private sector with the health care providers in need of them. Procured or donated supplies will be allocated to area medical facilities in need of them and used to replenish the City’s stockpile.
Suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment and entities in need of supplies during this health emergency are encouraged to register their resources and needs at www.LoVLA.org.