From face masks to charitable donations to the development of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, Colorado Chamber members are helping to move our communities forward. Here’s a look at what some our partners have been up to:
Pfizer has dosed the first participants in the U.S. in a clinical trial for a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection.
In anticipation of a successful vaccine, Pfizer and their partner BioNTech are working to scale up production for global supply. Pfizer plans to activate its extensive manufacturing network and invest at-risk in an effort to produce an approved COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible for those most in need around the world. The breadth of this program should allow production of millions of vaccine doses in 2020, increasing to hundreds of millions in 2021.
Hunter Douglas, a window treatment company, has pivoted part of its production to making face masks for first responders and health care workers. They’re making approximately 15,000 per day.
They’ve created a video of their assembly process, which can be watched below:
Palmer DCS, a supplier of control panels in Englewood, has started a company initiative to “Make Every Day Good Friday.” Last week, their machine shop staff raised $1,000 to help the local school near their facility to provide meals for children on the free lunch program on the weekends. The week prior, they donated to a community food bank.