BATAVIA (OH) – Clermont County Public Health received a shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect frontline health care workers and first responders in Clermont County.
The shipment contained six pallets of PPE that was procured from both state and federal sources. Some of the items included were N-95 respirators, face shields, surgical masks and gloves.
This was the fourth shipment of PPE that Clermont County Public Health has received since the COVID-19 outbreak began. The first three shipments came from the nation’s Strategic National Stockpile, a nationwide supply of medicine and medical supplies that can be used by state and local health departments during a public health emergency.
“The supply of PPE is still limited for healthcare workers, but our efforts to flatten the curve and slow the spread of this virus has helped lessen the immediate demand of equipment for our frontline healthcare workers,” said Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit.
Clermont County Public Health has also hosted two public PPE donation drives and received donations from schools, businesses and citizens.
“We want to thank the State’s Emergency Operation Center for the distribution of PPE,” said Clermont County Emergency Management Director Pam Haverkos. “We will work with Public Health to distribute the supplies to local public safety agencies and healthcare facilities.”
The Clermont County Emergency Management Agency sent surveys to local healthcare facilities and public safety agencies asking what PPE needs each agency has. Those surveys will be used to determine the allotment of equipment each agency receives.
For more information on COVID-19 in Clermont County visit https://ccphohio.org/covid-19/
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