The rapid onset of the pandemic caused unwanted panic, but at the same time triggered a dramatic rise in the price of protective equipment and its acute shortage.
Due to the nature of some job positions, our company managed to provide enough face masks and respirators. Unfortunately, front-line staff and healthcare organizations have struggled with their shortage. As part of our community support, we decided to help our partner organization – the Slovak Red Cross in Žilina – by donating protective FFP3-class respirators. These were subsequently distributed to employees and volunteers who helped with temperature measurement and provided entrances to the Žilina Hospital.