With healthcare workers hard at work addressing the needs of patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic, QBE North America announced that it is doing its part to support these heroes by donating 95,000 standard ear loop face masks to hospitals around the US.
A release said that the 3M-branded masks were part of QBE North America’s emergency preparedness supply. The masks will be donated to a number of hospitals and medical facilities experiencing shortages, such as Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and New York Presbyterian in New York City. Some of the masks will also be provided to Hartford HealthCare, for use at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut.
“As we all work through the uncharted territory of this devastating outbreak, we are doing everything we can to help those affected by COVID-19,” said QBE North America CEO Todd Jones.
“While this evolving situation is new, caring about the health and well-being of our employees, customers, partners and communities is not new—it’s part of our culture,” Jones added. “This donation serves as a sincere thank you to our healthcare workers, who are working tirelessly on the front lines of this battle.”