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Virginia receives more than one million pieces of PPE from national stockpile

Posted at 4:26 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 16:26:56-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has delivered hundreds of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Virginia in an effort to support hospitals in the battle against COVID-19.

So far, FEMA has delivered 214,389 N-95 masks, 510,222 surgical masks, 82,621 medical gowns, 2,056 coveralls, 101,035 face shields, and 386,975 gloves from the Strategic National Stockpile to Virginia.

The Agency has also obligated $200.2 M for Virginia to respond to COVID-19 and will continue to obligate additional dollars per state requests.

Still, hospitals across the state continue to face PPE shortages, and are asking businesses with supplies of PPE to donate.