Wisconsin has shipped its one-millionth N95 mask, Gov. Evers says

Posted at 9:37 AM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 10:37:49-05

WISCONSIN — Wisconsin has shipped its one-millionth N95 mask since the start of the pandemic, Governor Tony Evers announced Monday.

There is currently an ongoing effort in Wisconsin to make sure that all front line workers have access to critical PPE. That effort has now shipped one million N95 masks to hospitals across the state.

The masks were shipped through a supply chain that was established in spring. The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) has been working with county and tribal emergency managers to identify hospitals and counties that are in need of critical PPE.

“Ensuring front line workers, first responders, and local communities have access to PPE— especially N95 masks— has been a top priority for us since the beginning of this pandemic,” said Gov. Evers. “I want to extend my thanks to the state workers, local emergency management, and public health partners who have played a critically important role in this process and have worked tirelessly to ensure these lifesaving masks and other critical supplies are getting where they are needed most.”

In addition to N95 face masks, the SEOC has also worked to distribute the following PPE:

  • Over 16.1 million non-surgical and non-medical face masks
  • Over 7.9 million pairs of non-surgical and non-medical gloves
  • Over 1.7 million non-surgical and non-medical gloves
  • Nearly 225,000 KN95 respirators
  • Over 393,000 face shields and goggles
  • Over 30,000 thermometers
  • Almost 279,000 containers of hand sanitizer and disinfectants
  • More than 94,000 coveralls
  • Over 424,000 foot coverings

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