Kylie and Kris Jenner are doing their part to support medical staff battling coronavirus at overwhelmed hospitals.
According to a new report, the makeup mogul and her mom will be donating hand sanitizers to medical facilities, at a time when the antimicrobial gels are in short supply. The 22-year-old’s companies Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin will begin producing hand sanitizer for hospitals across southern California, TMZ reports.
Each bottle will include a message to healthcare workers ‘dedicated to first responders working to support our communities.’
Last week Kylie Cosmetics announced it was suspending shipping of all products after nonessential businesses were instructed to close across California to slow the spread of coronavirus.
A message on Kylie’s social media pages informed fans that California’s health orders have temporarily closed its fulfillment center and deliveries cannot be promised.
Kim Kardashian’s cosmetics brand KKW Beauty followed with a similar message.
It comes after Kylie and Kim each pledged $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts.
TMZ reported last week that the money would go towards buying hundreds of thousands of face masks, face shields and other protective gear for medical staff. Earlier this month Kylie was urged to help young people understand how ‘serious’ coronavirus is by the US Surgeon General. Jerome M. Adams asked the likes of the Life of Kylie star, basketball player Kevin Durant and others with huge social media followings to speak up in order to educate teenagers and milennials on the importance of social distancing and self-isolation during the pandemic.
The country’s public health spokesperson told Good Morning America: ‘I have a 15 and a 14 year old and the more I tell them not to do something the more they want to do it.
‘We need to get our influencers – Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell – we need to get Kylie Jenner, and our social media influencers out there helping folks understand that this is serious, this is absolutely serious, people are dying.’
In response, Kylie has been doing her best to warn her 168 million followers about the severity of the virus that is sweeping the globe and telling them to stay home.