Kane County distributes thousands of COVID PPE supplies to health care facilities and schools
The Kane County Health Department, along with partners from the Kane County Sheriff's Office, Kane County Office of Emergency Management, and Medical Reserve Corps hosted a mass personal protective equipment distribution event Aug. 27 at the Kane County facilities in St. Charles.
The health department along with partners distributed thousands of medical masks, gloves, goggles, and face shields to more than 70 health care facilities and several school districts throughout Kane County. The department has also supplied PPE to many social service organizations.
"We are pleased to offer more mitigation tools to our community partners to help prevent the spread of COVID-19," said Kathy Fosser, interim executive director, Kane County Health Department.
"The Sheriff's Office and Kane County Office of Emergency Management are pleased to support the Health Department in the ongoing fight against COVID-19," said Sean Madison, Director of the Kane County Office of Emergency Management.
This is the latest of multiple distributions organized by Kane County. The staff surveyed all health care facilities, congregate care settings and school districts to determine need, then parceled out supplies for each institution.
Kane County is the storehouse for the county's allocation of PPE supplies from the state of Illinois as part of the Strategic National Stockpile program.
For additional information and current updates about COVID-19, visit KaneHealth.com or call the health department at (630) 208-3801.