Bauer To Distribute Hockey Visor-Inspired Face Shield For Medical Professionals Fighting Coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday, Governor DeSantis issued two additional Executive Orders to help prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 in Florida. (MGN)

The coronavirus pandemic has forced much of the country to adjust the way we do things, and it is no different for companies.

On Wednesday, BAUER Hockey, the maker of hockey equipment for much of North America, announced that it will use its manufacturing facilities to begin producing face shields for doctors.

According to a report from ESPN, the company will begin shipping out to hospitals next week. As of this morning, the company reportedly had orders for over 100,000 units across Canada. Their CEO told ESPN that he wants to provide for the United States as well.

Bauer told CBS Boston it will take some time to ramp up production in the United States as they adhere to CDC guidelines while operating a manufacturing plant.