More than 15,000 Nursing Homes to Get PPE

FEMA will make first shipments starting next week.

The Trump Administration will send a two-week supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to more than 15,000 nursing homes, which are ground zero for COVID-19 infections and have been asking for more help.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said they will send the first shipment with a seven-day supply starting next week, and a second wave in early June.

FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor, speaking at a White House event on “protecting America’s seniors,” said all facilities will receive two separate shipments of surgical masks, gloves, eye protection and gowns by July 4.

All told, the agency will send 608,000 pieces of eye protection, 6.9 million masks, 6.4 million gowns, and 31.4 million pairs of gloves.

“Together we have turned a critical demand for PPE for our seniors and frontline healthcare workers into a reality,” Gaynor said.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • About a more expedient delivery and perhaps even greater quantity of PPE to be delivered to nursing homes.
  • For nursing home workers who have suffered from the virus infection because it has been prevalent where they work.

Sources: The Hill, CNN


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