Intel to donate more than 1 million protective items to health care workers amid coronavirus outbreak

Intel will be donating personal protective equipment in Arizona to medical professionals. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Intel will be donating personal protective equipment in Arizona to medical professionals. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Intel will be donating personal protective equipment in Arizona to medical professionals. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Intel announced March 23 that the company will source and donate more than 1 million items of personal protective equipment, including masks, gloves and other gear, to health care workers—including workers in Arizona.

“We will donate masks, gloves, face shields and other gear that we have sourced from our factory stock and emergency supplies, and we’ll continue to look for additional sources of personal protective equipment that we can source and donate as quickly as possible to meet our commitment of more than a million items,” said Todd Brady, director of Global Public Affairs for Intel, in a news release.

The company, which operates two campuses in Chandler, will be donating surgical and N95 masks, gloves, coveralls, aprons, face shields and other critical items that health workers have requested, said Linda Qian, communications manager at Intel.

"We have some inventory on hand to support our global operations, including protective equipment required by local regulations and for on-site emergency response personnel," Qian said.

Health care professionals across the nation are scrambling to have an adequate supply of this equipment. States and local health authorities have been seeking private-public partnerships to get the medical professionals and first responders the equipment they need.


“We are immensely grateful to the healthcare workers who are at the front lines of slowing this pandemic,” Brady said in the release.
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