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St. Louis receives personal protective equipment from state stockpile

This shipment included N95 masks, face shields, gowns and gloves. It'll supplement and replenish the city's existing supply

ST. LOUIS — The City of St. Louis received a shipment of personal protective equipment, also known as PPE, from the state's strategic stockpile to help better combat the spread of COVID-19.

Five pallets full of boxes arrived Friday afternoon. The shipment contained N95 masks, face shields, gowns and gloves — all items that will supplement and replenish the city's existing supply.

These supplies will be divided among various city departments, including police, corrections, fire, emergency management and health.

A spokesman for Mayor Lyda Krewson said this is just the first part of a larger order for supplies to help protect first responders and healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Additional delivers are expected soon.

Credit: City of St. Louis

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