Kemp, GEMA give PPE shipment update ahead of back to school

Kemp, GEMA give PPE shipment update ahead of back to school
(Source: KOLD)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - On Friday, Gov. Brian Kemp’s office and GEMA/Homeland Security gave an update on the delivery of personal protective equipment, or PPE, and critical supplies as students head back to the classroom.

“As Georgia’s students return to the classroom, we are focused on equipping our teachers, administrators and school staff with the resources that they need to have a healthy start to the year,” Kemp said. “With more than 3.2 million critical supplies delivered to our schools, these efforts are well underway, and we will remain vigilant to keep our students and faculty safe as we fight COVID-19.”

Supplies received or shipped by GEMA/Homeland Security as students head back to school

Supply Number of supplies received or shipped
Reusable adult cloth masks 2 million
Reusable youth cloth masks 1.25 million
Non-contact infrared thermometers 3,000
Packs of 60 each sanitizing wipes 136,080
Full face shields 50,000
Gallons of sanitizing gel 243,753
Disposable isolation gowns 15,000
Reloadable no touch hand sanitizing stations 7,400
3-ply youth-sized disposable masks 380,000
Air Armour ULV Decon pro foggers 298
Gallons of Air Armour Decon Pro 4 Soultion 10,380

The governor’s office also supplied the following list of supplies GEMA/Homeland Security has ordered:

  • 105,000 clear lip masks for deaf and hearing-impaired students and teachers
  • 8,000 reloadable no touch hand sanitizing stations
  • 50,000 gallons of sanitizing gel
  • 2,702 Air Armour ULV Decon Pro Foggers
  • 1,620 gallons of Air Armour Decon Pro 4 solution

“From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, GEMA/HS has worked with Governor Kemp to make sure PPE and other critical supplies were available,” Homer Bryson, GEMA/Homeland Security director, said. “We’re continuing those efforts to make sure that Georgia children are returning to school safely.”

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