Since being formed by Gov. Steve Sisolak only a week ago, the Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force has made significant progress in securing the State’s most urgently needed personal protective equipment (PPE). These supplies include N95 or N95-equivalent masks, surgical gowns, gloves and hand sanitizer.
The PPE delivered to Nevada as of April 2 is as follows:
· 241,000 N95 or N95-equivalent masks
· 1 million pairs of gloves
· 2,000 surgical gowns
· 700,000 surgical masks
· 100 gallons of hand sanitizer
“I am in awe of the efforts of this Task Force,” said Chair Jim Murren. “They hit the ground running, and through their relationships, commitment and determination, they have already made a significant difference for our State. I’m honored to work with this group, and as proud as ever to be a Nevadan.”
Murren noted the Task Force continues to pursue other global leads on PPE, and expects to deliver to Nevada within the next ten days an additional:
· 750,000 N95 or N95-equivalent masks
· 400,000 pairs of gloves
· 261,000 surgical gowns
· additional disinfectant
“We could not have made this incredible progress without the necessary funds to purchase these supplies,” Murren noted. “The generosity of our donors has made this possible. Nevadans have come through for their state, as they always do in times of crisis.”
Murren said the Task Force will be releasing a list of donations to date, including several major gifts, in the next 48 hours.
For those interested in donating or wishing to receive updates from the Task Force, please visit www.nvc19.org.