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Johnson County approves $250,000 for new personal protective equipment

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Posted at 8:26 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 21:26:18-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Health care workers and first responders in Johnson County will soon have new personal protective equipment to help keep them safe on the front line of the COVID-19 fight.

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to approve a contract to buy more than $250,000 of emergency personal protective equipment, according to a news release from the county.

It's been a battle for health care providers and first responders to restock their supplies of N95 masks, surgical masks, gloves, disposable gowns and other gear.

The county managed to get a shipment of personal protective equipment, or PPE, last month from the Strategic National Stockpile, but those supplies were not enough, the news release states.

The new supplies will include 8,700 isolation gowns, 9,000 N95 masks, 201,400 disposable medical masks, 3,072 face shields and 441,000 gloves.

The equipment is expected to arrive before the end of the month.

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