Oregon National Guard distributing protective gear to long-term care facilities

Governor Kate Brown announced Monday that the Oregon National Guard will be distributing about 395,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities across Oregon.

Posted: Apr 21, 2020 8:29 AM
Updated: Apr 21, 2020 10:54 AM

SALEM, Ore. -- Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that the Oregon National Guard will be distributing about 395,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities across Oregon.

The distribution of masks, gloves and face shields will aid efforts by the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority to support facilities by helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 to residents and staff.

"The staff of Oregon's long-term care facilities are on the front lines of our fight against COVID-19, and I am committed to protecting their health and safety," Brown said. "This critical equipment will help protect both them, and the residents of these facilities, who are among the most at-risk Oregonians for exposure and infection."

The shipments of PPE to Oregon's long-term care facilities include approximately:

  • 177,000 surgical masks
  • 127,000 gloves
  • 55,000 N95 masks
  • 33,000 face shields
  • 2,500 gowns

Members of the Oregon National Guard began deliveries of this equipment Saturday.

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