MGM Resorts International has announced a range of donations and initiatives intended to help alleviate supply shortages and support local communities through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. By leveraging its supply chain, procurement capabilities, distribution systems, supplier network and other resources, MGM is delivering on a daily basis logistical support to help manage supply shortages of critical items.
MGM provided logistical support helping the Nevada COVID-19 Task Force transport 250,000 COVID-19 rapid test kits and meet vital storage needs (the tests must remain frozen to be viable) for the State of Nevada. The company donated large freezer and refrigeration units from its Mandalay Bay property to the University Medical Center (UMC) of Southern Nevada for COVID-19 rapid test storage. MGM partnered with Penske Trucks to meet the demand for freezer and refrigerated storage. These efforts will help UMC process a high volume of COVID-19 tests.
The company is also working closely with MGM Macau to source and ship personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers in Nevada, including 200,000 gloves and 261,000 gowns.
MGM is working with community partners throughout the country to understand regional demands, so it can provide support where it is needed most. So far, the company has donated 462,837 meals. The company has also contributed much needed personal hygiene supplies, furniture and other items. Started on April 14, chefs from the company's resorts will cook and donate 1,000 hot meals a day for Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. The effort, which will last through April 30, 2020.