Ford donates 3,000 FDA-approved face shields to Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

(Courtesy: Ford)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ford announced it has donated 3,000 FDA-approved face shields to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

According to a press release from the company, Ford announced on Tuesday that it would produce the shields and distribute them to hospitals in need of supplies around the country.

The face shields arrived at the Wexner Medical Center this week.

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Ford says the shields block the face and eyes from accidental contact with liquids. When paired with N95 respirators, they can be more effective in limiting potential exposure to coronavirus.

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