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Wisconsin gets critical supplies from National Stockpile

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Coronavirus in Wisconsin COVID19

(WKOW) -- The state of Wisconsin has received its second phase of Personal Protective Equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile.

The supplies are being delivered to healthcare workers, emergency medical services and medical facilities.

In a news release, Governor Tony Evers said "We are doing everything we can to get more protective equipment as fast as we can to our healthcare workers and those on the frontlines to protect them from COVID-19.”

The second phase includes approximately 51,880 N95 respirators, 130,840 face/surgical masks, 23,400 face shields, 20,226 surgical gowns, 96 coveralls, and 79,000 pairs of gloves.

The Strategic National Stockpile supply shipments do not include supplies the governor has requested from FEMA for non-medical personnel or supplies being aggressively pursued through procurement, donations, or the governor’s buyback program. 

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