The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of some of our nation’s most valuable organizations. With the continuing shortage of vital personal protective equipment like masks and shields, entire populations have found themselves facing unexpected challenges to survive. Both caretakers and those they serve struggle to obtain the required basics for even minimal protection against the spread of the coronavirus.
Navajo Nation oversees the needs and health of over 250,000 native Americans across the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah—and in recent weeks, their population has comprised the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis. Navajo Nation now suffers the highest per-capita rate of coronavirus infections, having recently surpassed the New York/New Jersey area in that statistic. The dramatic spike in COVID-19 in Navajo Nation has heightened the need for strict stay-at-home orders among their citizens, and the shortage of PPE impacts their ability to protect the families they serve.
DocPPE has reached out to help Navajo Nation volunteers curb the spread of COVID-19 in their communities. We’ve donated 300 face shields to help them stem the transmission of the coronavirus as they assist their citizens during the struggle against COVID-19. These face shields offer significant protection against the spread of the virus by cutting immediate exposure to the virus by as much as 96%. We hope the donated face shields can bring Navajo Nation and its residents a crucial source of support as they face uncommonly difficult challenges, even for these historically tough times.
DocPPE is committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19 to as many individuals and organizations as possible. Toward that end, for every 50 masks purchased from DocPPE, we’re donating 10 free masks to organizations and individuals who are facing shortages of the equipment they need to stop the transmission of the coronavirus.