Boeing announced it has delivered the first set of reusable 3D-printed face shields to support health care professionals working to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Department of Health and Human Services accepted the initial shipment of 2,300 face shields, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will deliver the shields to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, which has been established as an alternate care site to treat patients with COVID-19.
Boeing President and CEO David Calhoun said the aerospace company is proud to stand alongside many other great American companies in the fight against COVID-19, and Boeing is dedicated to supporting local communities and frontline healthcare professionals during this time.
“History has proven that Boeing is a company that rises to the toughest challenges with people who are second to none,” Calhoun said. “Today, we continue that tradition, and we stand ready to assist the federal government’s response to this global pandemic.”
Boeing announced it is set to produce thousands more face shields per week, gradually increasing production output to meet the growing need for personal protective equipment in the U.S. Distribution of additional face shields will be coordinated with HHS and FEMA based on immediate needs.