KRON: Bay Area guitar manufacturer now making medical equipment for local hospitals

A Bay Area guitar manufacturer forced to close because of COVID-19 is now re-open, making medical equipment for local hospitals.

The Sacramento Bee: Sacramento manufacturer makes deal to mass-produce ventilators for COVID-19 patients

With the coronavirus pandemic worsening, a little-known Sacramento manufacturer announced a deal Monday to dramatically ramp up production of inexpensive ventilators that could help overwhelmed health care workers treat COVID-19 patients.

Wall Street Journal: Biotech Pioneer Amgen Joins Hunt for Coronavirus Drug

Big biotech company Amgen Inc. is joining the race to discover new drugs that can treat the novel coronavirus, the latest drugmaker redirecting resources toward the pandemic.

Los Angeles Times: California companies jump in to supply ventilators needed in coronavirus fight

The San Jose company repairs and refurbishes the fuel-cell power generators it sells to large companies and nonprofits, and Sridhar saw similarities with ventilators, which help patients breathe. After speaking with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office, Bloom Energy would embark on refurbishing the state’s supply of 200 older ventilators.

Forbes: Medical Device Entrepreneur Designs Emergency Ventilator, At $10,000 Price Point, To Battle Coronavirus

The CEO of Long Beach medical-device engineering firm Nectar, Saravis decided to start a new firm, called BreathDirect, to make a cheaper, simpler ventilator that could help address the acute shortage of ventilators in the United States.

NBC News: Xerox plans to mass produce disposable ventilators

Xerox confirmed to NBC News that it has a deal with Vortran Medical, a small medical device manufacturer in California, to scale up production of the Go2Vent, a low-cost resuscitation device commonly used by first responders in emergencies and disasters.

MSN: Sacramento food trucks help families at domestic violence shelter

Some of Sacramento’s hardest hit businesses are delivering kindness one meal at a time. Food trucks are providing 500 meals this weekend for women and children living at Saint John’s shelter, which helps domestic abuse survivors.

23ABC News Bakersfield: Chevron awards Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals with $100,000 grant for PPE

Chevron has awarded a $100,000 grant to Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals to purchase Personal Protective Equipment for its healthcare workers.

Market Watch: An award-winning California distiller goes from booze to hand sanitizer

Savage & Cooke is an award-winning California craft distillery, known for its quality spirits and its cutting-edge approach to packaging. But these days, it has put the business of booze aside and focused instead on something more valuable to Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Orange County Register: Disney theme parks donate 100,000 N95 masks to battle coronavirus outbreak

Disney theme parks have donated 100,000 N95 masks to California, New York and Florida along with 150,000 rain ponchos to protect nursing uniforms in the nationwide effort to battle the coronavirus outbreak.

The Press-Enterprise: Pechanga Indian Tribe donates N95 masks to 3 Riverside County hospitals to help with coronavirus

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, which runs Pechanga Resort Casino near Temecula, donated 1,000 masks to three hospitals.

The Press-Enterprise: Temecula City Hall shining at night during coronavirus outbreak

Temecula City Hall is being lit in red, white and blue nightly during the coronavirus pandemic as a sign of hope.

The Press-Enterprise: Murrieta animal hospital donates ventilator to help with coronavirus threat

Mindful of shortages of ventilators for treating patients suffering from the novel coronavirus, a Murrieta veterinary hospital has donated a new breathing machine to Temecula Valley Hospital.

23ABC News Bakersfield: Chevron gives $100,000 to Adventist Health Bakersfield to help healthcare workers

Chevron has announced a gift of $100,000 to Adventist Health Bakersfield to help healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Valero Energy is providing funding for meals and fuel cards to Meals on Wheels across the U.S. to make sure thousands of homebound seniors get the nutrition they need to stay healthy during this crisis.

Juniper Networks: Juniper Networks’ Actions to Support Healthcare Providers During the COVID-19 Response

To help reduce these IT challenges and allow healthcare facilities to focus on helping patients, Juniper is offering a free secure “pop up Wi-Fi network” kit for any temporary COVID-19 testing facility.

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