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NV COVID-19 task force continues acquisition of protective equipment

Posted at 12:56 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 17:57:49-04

Since their initial announcement of acquisition of personal protective equipment (PPE) for Nevada, the Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force, formed by Governor Sisolak, has secured millions of additional items.

New deliveries since the last update include:

- 1 million surgical masks (Wynn)

- 60,000 KN-95 masks (Caesars)

The Task Force also continues to receive hand sanitizer from Seven Troughs Distillery in Sparks, Nevada. The distillery has shifted its production during the pandemic to assist with one of the State’s needs. To date, Seven Troughs has provided 410 cases of sanitizer through donations from NV Energy.


The Task Force has now raised $12.1 million for the purchase of PPE and medical supplies, including a recent major donation from The E.L. Cord Foundation.

The items acquired are delivered to the state and distributed by the National Guard to the areas of greatest need at any given time.

For those interested in donating or wishing to receive updates from the Task Force, please visit nvc19.org.