Member News: PENN PARKING joins fight against COVID-19

Employees are creating protective face shields for hospitals in Maryland

Penn Parking CEO Lisa Renshaw is excited to announce that her company is now joining the fight against Coronavirus by creating protective face shields for healthcare workers in the state of Maryland.

“We are on a mission to get our health care workers and first responders the vital equipment they need to keep them and the public safe,” said Renshaw. “We all need to pull together in this crisis.”

There have been reports of demands for the masks all over the country, and is likely to continue if demand exceeds available supplies. These shields will provide greater protection when used in conjunction with the masks.  Renshaw listened to the needs of the community, and quickly made the decision to find out what materials were needed to create the masks, and then asked her employees to begin making them last week.

“All of my employees simply asked – what can we do?” Renshaw explained. “We are challenging that other businesses follow us to lend support however they can.”

The masks will be going to hospitals in Maryland, and wherever else they are needed. “This time of uncertainly presses on everyone – the young and elderly. But it is a great unifier for our country – spanning from business to government, for everyone to get involved and step up. This is our way to shine some light in these difficult times,” Renshaw concluded.

According to the CDC, there are over 700 cases of COVID-19 in Maryland with several known deaths. In the U.S., all 50 states plus the District of Columbia have cases of COVID-19, tallying over 70,000 illnesses and over 1,000 deaths. Sadly, these numbers are expected to increase in the weeks ahead. As of this week the virus has infected nearly 500,000 people across 175 countries and territories, resulting in over 20,000 deaths.

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. Worldwide, COVID-19 has resulted in scores of infections, and have caused thousands of deaths. Cases continue to spread throughout the world, with more cases reported daily.

Penn Parking is a leading parking management business with locations in Maryland, DC and Virginia. For more information call 443-790-6633.