JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and staff discussed the addition of personal protective equipment (PPE) and orders for more equipment.
According to the Missouri Department of Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten, they have shipped more than 4,074 cases of masks, surgical gowns, gloves and other PPE items. On Thursday, March 26, the Missouri Strategic National Stockpile Warehouse shipped 39,000 N95 masks, 16,000 surgical gowns, 13,700 face shields and 5,600 surgical masks.
Yesterday, March 27, 148,000 N95 masks, 1,700 surgical gowns, 7,800 face shields and 58,200 surgical masks were shipped across the state. Also yesterday, orders were placed for over $15 million of PPE. They expect delivers of those items next Friday, April 3.
Gov. Parson posted on social media showing more shipments of PPE arriving this morning, March 28, and being shipped out:
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