Cox Communications has donated 5,000 protective shoe covers to UMC. A brief handoff took place Friday afternoon between Cox technicians and UMC staff while observing social distancing and crowd guidelines.
The donation is a result of an update to Cox’s procedures last week and in response to the Vegas Chamber’s call to its members for donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in support of Governor Sisolak’s Covid-19 Response, Relief & Recovery Task Force.
“Cox is a critical services provider and is working to support its customers and Southern Nevada community as effectively and safely as possible,” said Cox Las Vegas Vice President and Market Leader Michael Bolognini. “We’re proud to support the Governor’s Covid-19 Response, Relief & Recovery Task Force and remain committed to providing a world-class network that enables us to connect to work, home, school, services, family and friends during this unprecedented time.”
Cox Las Vegas has transitioned, temporarily, to providing technical support for its customers without entering the home. Cox technicians are performing outside work as usual, delivering necessary equipment to the front door and providing any needed assistance via video and voice messaging (FaceTime, etc.)
The donated protective shoe covers were no longer needed in the short term by Cox’s field technicians.
“As the world-class health care professionals at UMC deliver Nevada’s highest level of care amid this unprecedented public health crisis, our team continues to find strength in the compassion and generosity of our community,” said UMC CEO Mason VanHouweling. “Thank you to Cox Communications for supporting UMC’s ongoing efforts to prepare for any potential future influx of patients.”
Across the nation, PPE items in demand include disposable gowns, gloves, hand sanitizer, lab/clinical coats, medical safety googles/eye protection; N95 respirator masks, surgical masks, scrub caps and shoe covers.
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Cox is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that make each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.