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Ford makes thousands of face shields for Capital Region hospitals

Jacquie Slater & WNYT Staff
Updated: April 02, 2020 06:41 PM
Created: April 02, 2020 04:45 PM

Some of the busiest hospitals in the Capital Region are the first to get protective face shields that were made by the Ford Motor Company.

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Ford announced in March they were shifting gears - making personal protective equipment to help fight the pandemic.

St. Peter's Health Partners and Albany Medical Center are among the first in the nation to get these face shields.
As we've heard health care workers describing their current working conditions, we know these are very much appreciated.

So far, 200,000 of the face shields have been produced at a Ford facility in Michigan.

Ford teamed up with health care partners to identify the areas that would need these the most right now.

With New York being a hot spot of activity, those supplies have already been delivered. St. Peter's received 3,000 of the face shields, with Albany Med receiving 4,000 so far.

Take a look inside the plant that makes the face shields, by watching the video of Jacquie Slater's story.


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