The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to nursing homes throughout the country as part of the federal government’s ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Vice President Mike Pence directed FEMA to prepare the shipments April 30. More than 15,000 long term care facilities are slated to receive two deliveries of PPE. Each shipment will contain a seven-day supply of the equipment.
The Kentucky facilities on the FEMA list received their first seven-day PPE supply last week, with the second wave expected in early June. According to a press release, FEMA will distribute 608,000 pieces of eye protection, 6.9 million masks, 6.4 million gowns, and 31.4 million pairs of gloves.
View the full list of Kentucky nursing homes receiving PPE below: