State scrambles to find protective gear in wake of virus
Last updated 4/3/2020 at 11:55am
OLYMPIA — Millions of N-95 masks and other types of personal protective equipment are being sent to the state as officials scramble to obtain items needed due to the growing coronavirus outbreak.
State Department of Health Assistant Secretary for Disease Control and Health Statistics Jerrod Davis said last week that there is significant global demand for these kinds of items and right now the state does not have enough.
According to Davis, the state’s joint operations team at Camp Murray — comprising the Department of Enterprise Services, Department of Health and the Emergency Manage...