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Kansas Governor Kelly: KDADS Launches Online Portal for Adult Care Homes
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Kansas Governor Kelly: KDADS Launches Online Portal for Adult Care Homes

KDADS Launches Online Portal for Adult Care Homes to Order Personal Protective Equipment Topeka, KS (STL.News) Governor Laura Kelly and Secretary Laura Howard announced that the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services has partnered with a Minnesota-based supply company to launch an online order portal available to adult care homes across the state to procure personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection control supplies during the COVID-19 public health emergency. “Our state’s adult care homes have been working diligently throughout the pandemic to control the spread of COVID-19 and keep residents and caregivers safe, but these safety measures become more difficult to implement without the proper protective equipment,” Governor Laura Kelly said.  “I want to thank the SPARK...
Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces New PPE Manufacturer Project
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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces New PPE Manufacturer Project

Governor Wolf Announces New PPE Manufacturer Project, New Jobs in Lackawanna County Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced that Gentex Corporation, a fourth-generation, family-run, advanced manufacturer of personal protection equipment (PPE) and situational awareness systems for defense, law enforcement/first responder, and industrial safety applications has partnered with the commonwealth to expand its operations at its headquarters in Fell Township, Lackawanna County, creating 60 new jobs and retaining 484 jobs at the facility. “Gentex develops products that are critical for public health and safety,” said Gov. Wolf.  “We are pleased to partner with this company on an expansion project that will help protect our frontline workers as we continue to battle this pandemic.” ...
Virginia Governor Northam Announces PPE to Expand & Creating 180 Jobs in Virginia Beach
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Virginia Governor Northam Announces PPE to Expand & Creating 180 Jobs in Virginia Beach

Governor Northam Announces Manufacturer of Personal Protective Equipment to Expand, Creating 180 New Jobs in Virginia Beach Premium-PPE will invest $5.3 million to increase manufacturing capabilities RICHMOND, VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Premium-PPE, a manufacturer of AmeriShield branded masks and personal protective equipment, will invest $5.3 million to expand its operation in the City of Virginia Beach.  The company will purchase additional equipment to increase manufacturing capacity and meet growing demand, creating 180 new jobs. “Throughout the course of this public health crisis, we have seen Virginia manufacturers like Premium-PPE adapt their business models to stay viable and help keep people safe,” said Governor Northam.  “As we saw at the beginning...
Connecticut Governor Lamont Announces State Will Support Public Libraries
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Connecticut Governor Lamont Announces State Will Support Public Libraries

Governor Lamont Announces State Will Support Public Libraries With $2.6M in Coronavirus Relief Funds HARTFORD, CT (STL.News) Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration is dedicating $2.6 million of Connecticut’s Coronavirus Relief Funds to support the state’s public libraries as they continue to make health and safety improvements and offer more services to residents amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The governor said the funds will be distributed among 65 libraries across Connecticut based on their size and the number of residents they serve each year, which will allow much of the funding to particularly target those that serve low-income urban and rural communities.  The funds are anticipated to be largely used to purchase personal protective equipment (PP...
Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania is COVID-19 Prepared with personal protective equipment
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Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania is COVID-19 Prepared with personal protective equipment

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf  announced that Pennsylvania is prepared with a stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE) now and should it be needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the coming months. PPE includes protective clothing, helmets, gloves, face shields, goggles, facemasks and respirators or other equipment designed to protect the wearer from injury or the spread of infection or illness.  It is not the same as cloth or paper masks that people are required to wear when they leave their homes to protect them and those they interact with. “I want all Pennsylvanians to know that the commonwealth is prepared now for battling the ongoing pandemic that is COVID-19 and that preparedness extends to a possible resurgence this fall,” Gov. Wolf said.  “Th...
Kentucky Gov. Beshear Welcomes Latest Donation of PPE to Aid Kentucky’s Response to COVID-19
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Kentucky Gov. Beshear Welcomes Latest Donation of PPE to Aid Kentucky’s Response to COVID-19

FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear welcomed one of the state’s latest corporate donations of personal protective equipment (PPE), which will help bolster the commonwealth’s response to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). “Even before this global health crisis arrived in Kentucky more than six months ago, we were working to secure the personal protective equipment needed to keep our people safe,” the Governor said.  “The many great companies that do business in the commonwealth have been key partners in these efforts.  Today, we’re happy to announce that the Ford Motor Co. has generously donated 2 million masks to the commonwealth, which is among the largest gifts we have received.  This donation undoubtedly will help save Kentuckians’ lives.” First Lady Britainy Beshear joined...