3M Will Ship 500,000 Respirators To Cities Hard-Hit By COVID-19 Outbreak

March 25, 2020
3M announces it will send 500,000 N95 respirators to New York and Seattle.

3M will send 500,000 respirators to two areas of the United States hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak – New York City and Seattle, Washington, according to an article from The Hill. The company says in a statement that it has doubled its annual global output to 1.1 billion N95 respirators, or 100 million per month.

According to The Hill, 3M CEO and Chairman Mike Roman says that 90% of the respirators will go to health care workers and the remainder to industries that are critical during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as energy, food and pharmaceutical companies. The company is reportedly aiming to double its global capacity to 2 billion over the next year and is working with the U.S. and other governments on strategies and partnerships that might expedite that goal.

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