Wisconsin ships its one millionth N95 mask to frontline workers

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) --- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced the state has shipped its one millionth N95 mask to frontline workers who need to limit their exposure to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Evers made the announcement Monday, Nov. 23.

The masks were shipped through a supply chain established in the spring by Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Department of Health Services, and other state partners, according to a news release.

“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,” Gov. Evers said in a statement. “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.”

The State Emergency Operations Center and its partners have helped distribute other critical personal protective equipment other than just N95 masks. According to officials, this includes:

  • 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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