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Upton announces FEMA is sending more than 90,000 medical supplies to local nursing homes

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Washington, May 8, 2020 | Josh Paciorek (202-225-3761) | comments

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that FEMA is delivering two shipments of personal protective equipment to local nursing homes to help combat the coronavirus.  More than 30 nursing homes across southwest Michigan will receive more than 90,000 gloves, masks, gowns, and eye protection in their efforts to protect their residents and their staff.

“These shipments of PPE will be a huge help for our area nursing homes that are facing extraordinary challenges during this global pandemic,” Upton said. “Some of our state’s more vulnerable residents live in nursing homes, so it’s critical we do all we can to better protect both the residents and the staff caring for them. We will continue to coordinate on federal, state, and local efforts to secure more PPE for our front line workers.”

FEMA is expected to deliver nearly 1.4 million total medical supplies to nursing homes across the state of Michigan. Each facility will receive an allotment of all four items based on the staff size of the facility.

 

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