Aside from saving the day for those stuck at home with the release of Animal Crossing, Nintendo has also helped out it a more immediate way. The city of North Bend, Washington recently posted on its website that Nintendo has donated more than 9,500 N95 Particulate Respirator masks for use by first responders and health care providers.
Nintendo representative Jerry Danson explained that the masks were initially purchased by the corporation for its emergency preparedness planning. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nintendo realized they were needed most in the community.
What’s the significance of North Bend, Washington? For Nintendo, North Bend is home to their North American production facility. The masks will be distributed to providers around the town, but also throughout the greater region as well. On a side note, the small town of North Bend, Washington is also known as the real life location of the town of Twin Peaks, the setting of the popular David Lynch show.
In other Nintendo news pertaining to the crisis, the company also announced that it will shut all of its repair centers until further notice. So enjoy Animal Crossing, but please be careful not to throw your Switch no matter how angry Tom Nook makes you.