Microsoft will donate 30,000 boxes of lunch to local families in need and 35,000 bottles of hand sanitizer and 240,000 surgical masks to Washington state medical facilities to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft President Brad Smith tweeted.
In response to the outbreak, Microsoft has taken steps to stop the spread of the coronavirus by closing all of its Microsoft retail stores and allowing most employees to work from home. In addition, Microsoft Bing Search provides a resource center that displays the latest COVID-19 news, as well as an interactive map showing all the latest information, including active coronavirus cases, deaths, and cases of people recovering from the virus.
Microsoft is also working with the CDC to make it available to everyone with a coronavirus self-detection tool provided by Microsoft Azure. Microsoft is working with WA Health to provide medical personnel with supplies, including medical protective clothing, protective masks, infrared thermometers and 15,000 goggles, Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a tweet.