Nike has joined other sportswear companies in doing their part to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Nike CEO, John Donahoe has stated the brand is currently working on developing face shields and medical equipment for healthcare workers.
During a Q3 conference call, Donahoe has stated “Companies like Nike need to do our part.”
‘Based on needs identified by the teams and health professionals at Oregon Health & Science University [OHSU], our teammates are working right now about how to best help, including prototyping face shields of OHSU and others.’Nike CEO, John Donahoe
According to Business Insider, Nike has planned to launch the initiative with OHSU – Oregon Health and Science University. The company will first focus on supporting Oregon healthcare workers.
OHSU has since responded, expressing their appreciation of the efforts.
‘OHSU is extremely grateful to the team at Nike for their generous offer to help OHSU in our coordination with other health systems during this unprecedented time. We are committed to ongoing discussions regarding their efforts to develop prototype face shields to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of health care professionals.’
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