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Cuyahoga County distributes 1 million PPE to service providers, officers and medical facilities throughout the county

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Posted at 9:10 AM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 09:10:35-04

CLEVELAND — Cuyahoga County has distributed 1 million pieces of personal protective equipment, including gloves, gowns and masks to service providers, officers and medical facilities throughout the county.

“I can’t say enough about the great work that has been done between our emergency management department and the board of health on this,” said County Executive Armond Budish during Friday’s briefing.

Budish said the significant number of donated PPE came from generous and concerned county residents who stepped up, including the dentists, veterinarians and local companies.

“We got PPE from three different sources: donations, the strategic national stockpile and PPE that Cuyahoga County searched for, found, and purchased. We have been aggressive from day one on this issue as we knew there wasn’t enough PPE available to keep our first responders safe,” said Budish.

The county has authorized $2 million for the purchase of PPE and pledged to distribute more as the need arises.