Separated from family and friends, people recovering in isolation and recovery facilities located throughout King County are understandably lonely, and bored.
Alaska Airlines and Skycast Solutions are stepping up to help.
On Monday, March 30, Skycast Solutions staff delivered 300 retired, pre-loaded entertainment tablets and accessories to King County to help patients in temporary housing due to COVID-19 pass the time during recovery. These tablets arrived clean and fully charged and will be conveniently stored on trays for daily recharging. King County Executive Dow Constantine and Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) Director Leo Flor were on hand to accept the donation.
“This donation will combat the loneliness and boredom of isolation and support people who need to stay in place in our County facilities. Thank you to Alaska Airlines and Skycast Solutions for caring about people in our community recovering from this illness.” -Leo Flor, DCHS Director
Additional supplies donated included a few thousand headphones, 300+ charging bricks/cords, power splitters, and a few 25 port power strips. The tablets have a SilverShield microbial coating, but the screens do not, so screens and headphones will be sanitized between uses by facility operators.
“We’re happy to help in this small way. This is a time for our entire community to come together and support one another however we can. We’re also in awe of and salute the first responders, emergency response workers and health care professionals who are on the frontlines of this crisis. All 23,000 of us are with you!” -Alaska Airlines
We are in a critical time where residents, businesses and all levels of government have a role to play in addressing a variety of community needs. A lot of what we are doing here at King County is unprecedented, as we solve problems and focus on the customer. We thank Alaska Airlines and Skycast Solutions for joining us in leading the way.” -King County Emergency Management
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