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Mar 23

State health department begins to distribute resources from Strategic National Stockpile

DENVER, March 23, 2020: The Colorado State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are shipping supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile across Colorado starting today, Monday, March 23, to help communities respond to COVID-19.

The Strategic National Stockpile is “the nation’s largest supply of potentially life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out.” Colorado received the following materials:

  • 49,200 N95 masks
  • 115,000 surgical masks
  • 21,420 surgical gowns
  • 21,800 face shields
  • 84 coveralls

CDPHE estimates that these supplies are sufficient for approximately one full day of statewide operations.

Read the full news release at: https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/state-health-department-begins-distribute-resources-strategic-national-stockpile