Apple donates 160,000 face shields to Logistics Victory Los Angeles to help combat COVID-19

Apple has donated 160,000 Apple-designed face shileds to Logistics Victory Los Angeles. Donated through Apple’s Giving program, the face shields will assist in L.A.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Los Angeles thanks Apple for this generous donation of face shields that are critical to frontline health care workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka, the City’s Chief Logistics Officer during this crisis. “There are numerous private sector entities that have supplies or know of suppliers that can help during this time of need, and our City team is here to facilitate that process.”

How to assemble an Apple Face Shield
How to assemble an Apple Face Shield (source: Apple Inc.)

The donation comes on the heels of the launch of Logistics Victory Los Angeles, a new City program created to identify and match available medical supplies in the private sector with the health care providers in need of them. Procured or donated supplies will be allocated to area medical facilities in need of them and used to replenish the City’s stockpile.

Seroka was appointed Chief Logistics Officer by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in March while continuing his role as chief of America’s top port. With a team of 18 City employees, Seroka has assembled a response effort focused on medical supply chain optimization and direct procurement of supplies through purchases and donations like the face shields donated by Apple.

Like other areas across the nation right now, caregivers in Southern California are running low on certain supplies, including isolation gowns, examination gloves, face shields, medical ventilators, N95 masks, IV drip apparatus used on COVID-19 patients as the pandemic spreads in Southern California.

Suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment and entities in need of supplies during this health emergency are encouraged to register their resources and needs at LoVLA.org.

MacDailyNews Take: Once again, thanks, Apple!

6 Comments

  1. It’s wonderful that private industry has stepped in to fill the vacuum left by government inaction. It should not have been necessary to this degree, though.

    1. You have a basic, but deep misunderstanding of how the federal government is supposed to work, what it’s meant to do, what it’s not meant to do, what state governments responsibilities are and aren’t, the role of private enterprise in emergencies, etc.

    2. I understand this:

      “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

      Nothing in there about the federal government being able to claim, “I’m not responsible” in the face of an unprecedented threat to our general welfare.

      1. “[T]he general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws: its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any.” – James Madison, Federalist 14

  2. When the hell is Apple going to start selling these things to the general public? I want to buy an Apple face shield now! A shield in combination with a mask makes it virtually impossible to contract the Coronavirus when in public.

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