More COVID-19 Coverage

America's PPE Supply Is Running Short, Again
July 9, 2020 at 10:49 am

In the early weeks and months of the pandemic, PPE shortages were a major concern. Eventually, supply caught up as industries mobilized to ramp up PPE production and infection rates began falling in the hardest-hit areas of the country. Stockpiles stabilized. The PPE shortage appeared to be behind us. That may no longer be the case...

The 7 Most Innovative PPE Items We've Seen
June 19, 2020 at 3:17 pm

PPE has been at the forefront of most distributors' minds since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while the standard masks and face shields have been big, we've also seen plenty of innovative new items. The following seven products are among the most inventive ones we've come across...

YouTube Sent Extremely Cool Promo Boxes to Attendees for Virtual Event
July 1, 2020 at 1:57 pm

For this year’s “Brandcast Delivered” virtual event, the YouTube team leaned into the “delivered” theme by delivering promo boxes for viewers to enjoy the broadcast from home. The personalized packages consisted of three separate sub-boxes labeled "Take," "Make" and "Bake," with ingredients for DIY pizzas and various promotional gifts...

Meet Fas-T Mask: A Little Plastic Device Turns Your T-shirt Into a Face Mask
July 1, 2020 at 11:58 am

Forget your mask? One guy thinks he’s invented a product that quickly solves that problem. Using a 3-D printer, Kurt Schramm designed a plastic device that people can attach to their T-shirts, using the fabric to create a face covering that’s much more elegant than just pulling your face into your shirt like a turtle...

PPE Vending Machines Have Arrived
June 30, 2020 at 11:07 am

In April, a company called RapidMask2Go installed a PPE vending machine in New York City. In May, the company added another machine at a different NYC location. It now has 10 machines in New York and four in Philadelphia. A similar company is gearing up for launch in Philly, too. This is just the beginning of the PPE vending machine boom...

Under Armour’s New Face Mask ‘Made for Athletes’ Sells Out In an Hour
June 17, 2020 at 12:18 pm

Given the nature of its name, anyone who purchases or even peruses products by Under Armour expects for the goods to provide protection. Based on the recent success that the company has been enjoying over a face mask release, we can say that the business enjoys upholding that reputation, as a face mask designed for…

Ad Agency Creates Fake Social Distancing Merch Line, Makes It Real After Huge Social Media Buzz
June 17, 2020 at 2:20 pm

Back in April, Curiosity, a Cincinnati-based ad agency, decided to create its own fictional social distancing merch line, called the “Social Distance Supply," to have some fun and showcase its design abilities. What the agency didn’t expect was what happened after it released the designs on its social media pages: People actually wanted to purchase the products...

How the Pandemic Is Transforming Employee Welcome Kits
June 16, 2020 at 1:53 pm

As companies return to office settings and adjust even more to novel ways of going about business, many will will look for ways to welcome back staff. But employee welcome kits that may once have contained notebooks and mugs might now take on a more practical and health-centered look...