Ellen Degeneres and her wife Portia De Rossi are continuing to support key workers amid the coronavirus pandemic by delivering boxes of supplies to firefighters in Santa Barbara, California.

The comic recently sparked backlash for a joke she made about quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic, comparing self-isolation to prison – despite spending the time in her lavish Californian mansion.

Actress Portia de Rossi

However, after announcing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that de Rossi’s company General Public is producing face shields, which are in desperately short supply in California, the couple took a trip to deliver what appeared to be box loads of the products to local frontline healthcare workers.

The Arrested Development star previously revealed: We are now making face shields for hospital workers that will be distributed around Southern Californian hospitals.


We’re slated to make about 2,100 tomorrow, but we can make in the 10s of thousands.

DeGeneres recently returned to her talk show with a remote production, after going off the air last month (March 2020) due to COVID-19 concerns.

Many stars have donated masks in recent weeks. Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey donated 80,000 to frontline workers in Texas, singer Halsey offered up 100,000 to Los Angeles hospitals, and rappers JAY-Z and Meek Mill also sent 100,000 to under-funded prisons in the U.S.