The Coronavirus Crisis

How We’re Helping Around the World

For more than 100 years, Herman Miller has used the power of design to serve humankind. During this unprecedented global crisis, we’re using creativity, collaboration, and hard work to help stop the spread of the coronavirus—and keep our communities healthy.

Here’s the latest, most important information about our efforts and our company.

A Herman Miller employee sewing a face mask in a manufacturing space.

Protecting Our People

To support essential industries, we’ve welcomed back parts of our workforce around the globe. We're taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our team members who continue to come to work by providing PPE (personal protective equipment), ensuring social distancing, and sanitizing our facilities. We’re incredibly grateful for our #HMHeroes.

A close-up image of a Herman Miller employee holding a face mask they just made.

Supporting Frontline Workers

We’re using our manufacturing capabilities to provide frontline healthcare workers with immediately needed PPE (personal protective equipment), including face masks and face shields. We’re also making PPE for our own employees to use so we don't take away from the global supply.

Stacks of cardboard Herman Miller boxes containing PPE to be shipped out to essential industries.

Supplying Essential Industries

Our manufacturing teams have prioritized existing orders for essential industry clients, and we're servicing the hardest-hit customers and geographic areas first. As hospitals and healthcare facilities face a surge of patients, it's critical they have the equipment they need for their spaces to be fully functional.

A Herman Miller employee wearing a face mask and green safety vest giving a thumbs-up while rolling a cart full of supplies.

Giving Aid in Our Communities

As a global company, we strive to think globally and act locally, especially when we're needed most. Herman Miller Cares, our private foundation and global giving program, is focusing its support on essential COVID-19 efforts around the globe, as recommended by our local team members.

Valuable Insights for a Changing World

We’re providing research and knowledge to help people now—and sharing thoughtful perspectives on an uncertain future.

A woman sitting on a graphic of a Cosm chair in an abstract bubble surrounded by the abstract images of stress.

Can a Comfortable Chair Help You Fight Office Stress?

Our latest research proves how the Cosm office chair can help you feel less fatigued, think more clearly and be more productive.

Read the Article

Helping You and Your Employees Work from Home

If you’re a Herman Miller contract customer whose employees are working from home, please contact your Herman Miller salesperson to inquire about how we can help your employees. Also check out this WFH page with links to advice on working from home, successfully managing teams, and other topics.

A white-walled home office with a big window, dark grey Cosm Chair, a white and brown desk, an Eames Wire Base Low Table, plants, books, and other office accessories.

Our Global Impact


The Herman Miller Cares Asia-Pacific team is supporting Chuang Yi, an international charity that serves vulnerable people and people with disabilities. Support will allow our employees to distribute 10,000 vital face masks to at-risk individuals in their communities.


The Herman Miller Cares East Area team is supporting the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to help families facing economic hardship and to stock food banks. Funds are also supporting the Atlanta Survival Program and Open Hand Atlanta to deliver meals and groceries to elderly and low-income individuals.


The Herman Miller Cares Asia-Pacific team is supporting the White Swan Foundation for Mental Health, an international charity focused on emotional well-being education and reducing the stigma towards mental illness. In response to COVID-19, they are offering mental health and wellbeing support to people isolated at home who may be facing loneliness.


The Herman Miller Cares Latin America and Caribbean team is supporting Sociedad Mexicana, an international charity providing continual medical education for respiratory healthcare workers. Our support will help provide diagnostic tests, laboratory equipment, and supplies for COVID-19 tests, and PPE for healthcare workers.


Herman Miller Cares is supporting Community Action House, a nonprofit organization that provides food, clothing, shelter, and skill-building opportunities. During the coronavirus crisis, the organization has adjusted their food pantry hours and is providing week-long meal kits for families facing food insecurity. In addition, team members in our manufacturing facilities are volunteering to manufacture PPE for our employees and local healthcare heroes.

New York

The Herman Miller Cares New York team is supporting the Hetrick-Martin Institute, an LGBTQ+-focused organization that seeks to foster healthy development for all youth. With our support, the institute will begin passing out Visa gift cards to those facing food insecurity in Manhattan and New Jersey.

North Carolina

The Herman Miller Cares East Area team is supporting the Burke County United Way in its COVID-19 relief efforts. Our Geiger team members are also working to produce PPE for our regional employees and local hospitals.

United Kingdom

With the support of Herman Miller Cares and in partnership with the University of Bath, our Europe team is using its manufacturing capabilities at our Portal Mill facility to produce face visors that will be donated locally to Royal United Hospital. The team is also supporting small businesses in the local community.


Our team members at Nemschoff have been working to fulfill critical healthcare orders for our customers and have focused efforts on making PPE for local hospitals in need. Nemschoff has also donated surplus safety glasses to a local retirement home.

How We’re Protecting Our Teams

Keeping Our Facilities Safe

To ensure our people’s safety, we're following all CDC and WHO recommendations and have increased space on manufacturing lines that continue to run. We’re also providing face masks and other PPE as needed in our facilities around the globe. We've restricted travel and have protocols in place for essential visitors.

Working from Home

All employees who are able to work from home are doing so until further notice.

Reach Out. We’re Here.

There are ways to connect with Herman Miller during this time.

Engage with Us on Social

Discover your daily source of inspiring designs to help people do great things.

Follow Herman Miller Australia

Join Our Mailing List

Receive the latest news and updates from Herman Miller on a variety of topics.

Join Our Mailing List

Potential Shipping Delays

As we navigate this rapidly changing situation, you may experience delayed delivery times.

Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding. Want to know more information on your order? Please reach out to your Herman Miller dealer for order updates.