Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers
State officials say they had to be “creative,” to obtain protective equipment in global demand
Last updated 3/27/2020 at 11:04am
Millions of N-95 masks and other types of personal protective equipment are being delivered to Washington State as public health and emergency response officials scramble to obtain the equipment needed to respond to the growing COVID-19 outbreak.
Jerrod Davis, assistant secretary for disease control and health statistics at the Department of Health, said there is significant global demand for these kinds of items and right now the state does not have enough to satisfy the needs of its communities.
Davis explained that the state’s joint operations team at Camp Murray, composed of the Depa...