Apple accessory maker Belkin launches made-in-USA coronavirus mask line
Accessory purveyor Belkin has announced a donation of 50,000 masks to help battle COVID-19, while also making new made-in-USA masks for sale online as the public's need for personal protective equipment continues.
Belkin is donating 25,000 masks to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles as well as another 25,000 to the city of LA and its frontline workers. California is one of the states hit hardest by COVID-19 and remains in lockdown. PPE has continued to see increased demand while supply has started to diminish.
"Belkin has always been about solving human needs as they arise and with the second surge of COVID-19 in Belkin's hometown of Los Angeles and around the country, the need for PPE sadly continues to be urgent," said Steven Malony, senior vice president, Belkin International. "Frontline workers are risking their lives each day to save the lives of others and to keep our economy running. We believe that wearing a mask is one simple action that we can all take to keep each other safe."
Aside from donating a substantial number of masks, Belkin also stocks its own USA-made masks in its online store. They are single-use, disposable masks that properly cover the nose and mouth. They also include an integrated nose-clip to reduce air gaps. A box of 50 masks can be purchased for $49.95.
Additionally, Belkin has announced a new ComfortFit Face Mask. These new masks are also single-use and have patented Z Fold ear loops that apply less pressure to the ears. They have three layers of soft, breathable fabric for comfort and protection even when worn for an extended period of time.
The ComfortFit Face Mask will be available in the coming months and will retail for $19.99 for a box of 30.
Both can currently be found listed on Belkin's website where it details more of its efforts.
Belkin isn't the only technology and accessory company doing its part during the global crisis. Nomad, Spigen, Peak Design, Satechi, and others have launched campaigns to donate funds and PPE while also offering deals for shoppers.