STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Toymaker Hasbro is making thousands of face shields for health care workers

Hasbro, known for its popular boards games such as Monopoly and Scrabble, is shifting its efforts from creating games and toys for kids to making plastic fac...

Posted: Apr 27, 2020 3:54 AM

Hasbro, known for its popular boards games such as Monopoly and Scrabble, is shifting its efforts from creating games and toys for kids to making plastic face shields for health care workers.

On Saturday, the company announced its plan to partner with Cartamundi, a card and board game manufacturer, to produce 50,000 face shields per week for front line health care workers.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to work together with our partners at Cartamundi to produce much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE), to directly assist the critical needs of front-line medical workers in our community," John Frascotti, president and COO of Hasbro, wrote in a statement.

The news comes as nurses, doctors and other health care workers across the US face a shortage of personal protective equipment.

Hasbro said it plans to make 250,000 face shields, but will continue to evaluate the need. The personal protective equipment will be donated to local hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

"We are very proud that we've been able to shift our focus to design, engineer and manufacture essential face shields to donate to local health care workers as they fight COVID-19," said Phillip Wauters, executive vice president of Cartamundi in a statement. "We plan to continue to produce this essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for the next several weeks as our communities continue to come together to bravely work through this crisis."

Masks will be assembled at the Cartamundi facility, located in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. The facility has implemented specific protection measures for workers on its production lines, including: providing personal protective equipment, temperature checks, medical screenings, regular sanitization between shifts, plexiglass screens and social distancing measures.

Cartamundi said it will continue to follow guidelines in accordance with the World Health Organization and local and federal government.

So far, there have been more than 2.9 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and at least 203,000 deaths worldwide, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 396501

Reported Deaths: 5268
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah61066850
Washington42631406
Marion40277517
Clackamas33256388
Lane30473363
Jackson25211363
Deschutes23984192
Umatilla15155184
Linn14966184
Douglas13608295
Josephine10357248
Yamhill9878145
Klamath9120152
Polk8347103
Benton622940
Malheur593592
Coos5806109
Columbia441156
Jefferson426066
Lincoln367952
Crook343958
Union341456
Wasco319646
Clatsop265435
Baker222533
Tillamook219846
Hood River217237
Morrow198425
Curry194239
Harney121733
Grant109116
Lake106318
Wallowa76313
Sherman1933
Gilliam1854
Wheeler1161
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 5127121

Reported Deaths: 74911
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles153745027248
San Diego4104514351
Riverside3912955388
San Bernardino3784085998
Orange3367395771
Sacramento1699162460
Kern1588341838
Fresno1581872284
Santa Clara1536961933
Alameda1262241513
San Joaquin1084911837
Ventura1049251194
Contra Costa1046451058
Stanislaus922291434
Tulare869791102
San Francisco57458674
San Mateo56861631
Monterey52973626
Solano48014360
Santa Barbara47846555
Merced45506672
Sonoma43609414
Placer42736473
Imperial39148778
Kings35547369
San Luis Obispo31803360
Madera26511311
Shasta26353462
Butte25690320
Santa Cruz22540224
Yolo21792263
Marin18728249
El Dorado18544168
Sutter14691186
Napa13501107
Yuba1084791
Humboldt10360119
Tehama10329133
Nevada10187105
Mendocino873799
Lassen801259
San Benito793979
Tuolumne782691
Lake7073113
Amador583267
Siskiyou480757
Glenn460336
Calaveras449988
Del Norte380442
Colusa329821
Inyo259446
Plumas19679
Mono19274
Mariposa163318
Trinity102117
Modoc7956
Unassigned3820
Sierra2210
Alpine1080
Out of CA00
Medford
Partly Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 45°
Brookings
Partly Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 54°
Crater Lake
Partly Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 45°
Grants Pass
Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 45°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 39°
Showers return tomorrow with falling snow levels
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events