Cape Girardeau County Officials Trying to Purchase Additional PPE

Members of the Cape Girardeau County Commission gave their approval for the emergency purchase of a maximum of $100,000 in personal protective equipment to be used during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by different entities throughout the county. City officials say they have received requests for masks, goggles, gloves and more personal protective equipment to be used by many agencies like rural fire protection districts and many public and parochial school districts. Due to the many requests they have been getting, officials say they are putting together some numbers” on the types and expenses of the personal protective equipment in case there is a second wave of COVID 19. Officials say these purchases can be paid for by using the county’s $9.2 million share of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. Officials say they are in touch with many providers of personal perfective equipment and they will get many quotes on PPE they order. Officials say they are trying to get the most supplies for the lowest price.

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