The DuPont Safety business is working tirelessly to help those directly impacted by the virus, including first responders on the front lines. Thousands of DuPont employees are working around the clock in all parts of the world to increase capacity of protective garments during this time of high demand.
Our Tyvek® manufacturing operations run 24 hours a day and the nine global manufacturing facilities that produce garments are also working overtime to increase capacity. We have an experienced global manufacturing network that is fully activated and prioritizing the needs of frontline response personnel in the most impacted regions combatting the Coronavirus. Our focused and capable teams continue to address this global health crisis, and we are prepared to navigate through these challenging circumstances with our Core Values at the forefront of everything we do.
DuPont Safety and PPE COVID-19 FAQ (rev. 3/26)
The health and safety of our employees is our highest priority. We have corporate, regional and local crisis management teams in place actively monitoring, preparing and managing our COVID-19 response around the clock. We are implementing our safety plans and protocols based on World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and recommendations to help prevent the spread of the virus.
As cases expand globally, we've updated travel restrictions, and are providing new guidance to ensure we continue to serve our customers’ needs while practicing safe and healthy measures to contain and mitigate the spread of infection at our sites and offices. In that regard, we have taken several strong actions, including:
DuPont is expediting production and delivery of a product critical to protecting U.S. doctors and nurses during the coronavirus pandemic: Tyvek hazmat suits, which offer medical personnel the best protection from contracting the virus themselves.
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March 12, 2020 | Richmond Times Dispatch
While health care workers worldwide respond to the coronavirus outbreak, hundreds of employees at DuPont’s Spruance manufacturing plant in Chesterfield County are working to ramp up production of a material that helps shield those front-line fighters from the virus.
Photo: Daniel Sangjib MIN/RTD
CNBC's Seema Mody reports that American manufacturer DuPont is ramping up production to meet demand for protective coverings for health care workers.