With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic coinciding with a number of dates designated to celebrate employees in the medical field, Krispy Kreme is doing its part to lend a helping hand to healthcare employees.

Beginning on Monday, March 30 -- which happens to be National Doctors' Day -- Krispy Kreme will be offering free orders of a dozen original glazed doughnuts to all healthcare employees. The promotion will run on each Monday through May 11, which comes in the midst of National Nurses Week (May 6-12).

While Krispy Kreme's cafes and lobbies are currently closed, their drive-thru locations remain open. In order to receive their free donuts, healthcare employees just need to place their orders at the drive-thru and show their employee badge.

Additionally, on each Saturday starting with March 28, Krispy Kreme will be giving a free dozen glazed doughnuts to every pick-up, drive-thru and delivery order that includes a full price dozen of original glazed doughnuts or more. The promotion is intended to encourage customers to "put a smile on a neighbor's face by giving them the free dozen."

The free doughnuts will be securely sealed and bagged individually, along with instructions for contactless drop-off, including social distancing and safety guidelines and include a special smiley-face doughnut.

"Like everyone in these times, we’re anxious. We’re concerned. We’re also all in this together," the company said in a release. "Thank you, healthcare workers and everyone supporting them, including our Krispy Kremers, who make a personal commitment every day to share joy. We are grateful for the opportunity to enable the sharing of joy and look forward to seeing millions of smiles!"

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