Wisconsin has shipped one million N95 masks

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MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday that the state has shipped one million N95 masks as a part of the efforts to make sure frontline works have access to personal protective equipment.

According to a release, the masks were shipped through a supply chain established in the spring. The State Emergency Operations Center worked with county and tribal emergency managers to identify local needs and shortages. The release said shipments were sent from a state warehouse facility with partners distributing masks based on needs.

“Ensuring frontline 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,” Evers said. “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 masks, they have distributed more than 16.1 million face masks, 7.9 million pairs of non-surgical and non-medical gloves, 30,000 thermometers and 94,000 coveralls. They’ve also distributed nearly 279,000 containers of hand sanitizer and disinfectants.