If you’ve ever purchased a $20 poncho in a Disney Park (especially Walt Disney World,) it’s probably saved you from the rainiest of park days. Well, now those same ponchos are being used to keep the nurses, doctors, and medical workers on the frontlines of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic safe.
According to a new post by People, Disney Parks has now donated 150,000 rain ponchos to MedShare, a humanitarian aid organization, for distribution to hospitals in need. In addition to the ponchos, Disney has also donated 105,000 N95 masks to the states of New York, California, and Florida.
Despite a nationwide shortage of PPE, nurses are opting for rain ponchos, which can protect their clothing and prolong the use of PPE, while also freeing up gowns when needed.
As a direct result of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all Disney Parks throughout the world remain closed indefinitely.