150 pallets-worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) were distributed by state officials on Tuesday, the largest shipment of such equipment made by Georgia to date.
An announcement from Gov. Brian Kemp said the distribution was handled by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH).
“We know that protecting our frontline workers is critical to our success in the fight against COVID-19,” said Governor Kemp. “GEMA/HS and DPH are leaving no stone unturned to acquire and distribute PPE, and today’s shipment is reflective of the priority that we are placing on keeping these workers safe.”
The equipment was spread across more than 600 orders, and was sent from the DPH's warehouse to healthcare facilities, hospitals and test sites statewide.
The shipment included "38,420 face shields, 423,000 gloves, 432,150 surgical masks, and 81,120 coveralls." Officials also resupplied PPE for the Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Department of Corrections and the Georgia Tech CVS test site.