Tim Cook continues to ensure Apple is doing all that it can to help with the coronavirus outbreak. Announcing on Twitter of custom face shields which he will donate to healthcare professionals.
Aside from the custom face shield masks, Cook revealed that Apple’s total mask donation has increased to 20 million in total. Tim Cook is working closely with governments all around the world to ensure the masks are distributed area which need it most.
In the shirt two-minute clip posted via his official Twitter account, Tim Cook also revealed face shields which Apple will ship one million masks this week.
The entire transcript for Tim Cook’s video posted on Twitter can be read below:
In these very challenging and difficult times, I hope you’re staying safe and well. Teams across Apple have been working hard on ways we can support our heroic frontline medical professionals, and I want to share two updates today.
First, the number of masks we’ve been able to source through our supply chain has risen to over 20 million around the world. This is a truly global effort and we’re working continuously and closely with governments at all levels to ensure these are donated to places of greatest need.
Second, we’ve launched a company wide effort bringing together product designers, engineering operations, packaging teams, and our suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for health workers.
Our first shipment was delivered to Kaiser hospital facilities in the Santa Clara Valley this past week, and the feedback from doctors was very positive. These pack flat, 100 per box. Each shield is assembles in less than two minutes and is fully adjustable. We’re sourcing materials and manufacturing in the US and China.
We plan to ship over 1 million by the end of this week and over 1 million per week after that. We are closely coordinating with medical professionals and government officials across the US to get these to where they’re needed most urgently. We hope to quickly expand distribution beyond the US in both these efforts.
Our focus is on unique ways Apple can help, meeting essential needs of caregivers urgently and at a scale the circumstances require.
For Apple, this is a labor of love and gratitude, and we will share more of our efforts over time. In the meantime, each of us can stop the spread of the virus by following expert advice to stay home and practice social distancing.
Thank you for all you’re doing to help in your own life. Thank you again to those on the front lines of this fight. Stay safe and stay healthy.