The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the best in people all around the world, and II-VI employees are no exception. Shortages of PPE have been prevalent around the globe since the outbreak began, and the II-VI plant in Zurich had a stock of bunny suits they could no longer use in the clean rooms in Switzerland. A bunny suit is a type of hooded coverall worn as personal protective equipment (PPE).
After research to determine where these suits could do the most good, the bunny suits were shipped from II-VI Zurich to the II-VI LEPI site in the Philippines in early May. From there, they were donated to eight hospitals in the surrounding area to be used by medical personnel in the fight against COVID-19.
Fighting COVID-19 together: II-VI sites in Zurich and the Philippines collaborated to donate PPE to Philippine-area medical facilities.
200 bunny suits were donated to the following Philippine medical facilities:
- Calamba Doctors Hospital – Calamba City
- Calamba Medical Center – Calamba City
- Jose Rizal Memorial Hospital – Dapitan City
- Global Care Medical Center of Canlubang
- Global Medical Center of Laguna
- Laguna Diagnostic Center – Santa Rosa City
- Pamana Medical Center – Calamba City
- John the Baptist Medical Center – Calamba City
A special thank-you to the II-VI managers and employees who helped organize this effort, as well as pack and ship the suits.