On March 16, six California counties including Santa Clara ordered “shelter in place”. Since then, our BICI USA team has started our life working from home. Back then we did not know the move was just a preview of what was ahead in the coming weeks, but our team has started immediately contacting our partners to donate PPE.
To date, BICI has purchased and donated more than $20k value of PPE to University of Michigan (), Stanford University, several labs researching on COVID-19 sequencing at Oxford University, and our local hospitals. PPE includes N95, surgical masks, isolation gowns, eye covers, and face shields.
We are still working the arrangement of PEE donation to provide maximum protection to our partners and our community.