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.

“Disney Parks has a longstanding history of helping hospitals and communities, dating back to the 1930s, when Walt, himself, took Disney characters and animators on outreach visits,” Disney said in a statement. “Sharing the magic of Disney continues today through contributions, collaborating with nonprofit organizations, in-kind gifts and employee volunteerism.”

Disney has temporarily closed all 12 of its theme parks around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The N95 masks are heading to California, Florida and the hardest-hit state of New York, which has already reported more than 67,000 COVID-19 cases, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More