BEST'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19
WHAT we have done
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals have been facing severe shortages in proper medical gear due to the surge of COVID-19 patients globally. Consequently, medical professionals have been under-equipped when handling patients, which has been harmful to both the hospital staff and the patients they have been treating. In order to assist hospitals in meeting the high demand for adequate medical equipment, such as N95 masks, BEST recently donated thousands of masks to hard-hit countries. In the United States, BEST donated 200 N95 masks to UC Hospital. 1450 N95 masks and 20 medically professional sanitizers were sent to Central Wuhan Hospital in China, the biggest hospital in Wuhan. BEST also donated to countries that were struck by the pandemic in Europe; 220 N95 masks were sent to Italy and 230 were sent to France. Many more were donated to hospitals across Cincinnati and as of May 1st, a total of 4,300 masks have been donated towards the fight against COVID-19.