With help from Sabic Innovative Plastics, employees at Berkshire Health Systems now have an extra layer of personal protective equipment to shield them the coronavirus while they're on the job.

Sabic recently provided BHS with 250 "face shields" that employees can put over their heads to cover their eyes, nose, mouth and ears while administering to patients. These face shields fit over both surgical masks and N95 masks.

Sabic had reached out to BHS, parent company of Berkshire Medical Center, about supplying their employees with the face shields on the recommendation of local Sabic employee Donna Hanson. Hanson asked Sabic to donate the face shields in memory of her father, Alfonso Cirillo, who died in March. Cirillo, who was 91, was a former General Electric Co. employee.

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