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Sedgwick County seeks local business support to fight COVID-19

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Examples of some of the personal protective equipment being provided to first responders during the new coronavirus pandemic are displayed during a news conference, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Chicago. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Sedgwick County officials are asking local businesses to help provide needed equipment and supplies including:

  • Protective face masks
  1. N95 masks
  2. Surgical masks
  • Non-latex, medical gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Surface cleaners
  • Non-permeable/fluid-resistant gowns
  • Nasopharyngeal specimen collection – swab and viral transport medium

The county has been working with local, state, and federal partners on acquiring equipment for local health care and public safety partners. Supplies have come in, but more is needed.

“We are not getting the supplies we need to protect our health care system and first responders,” said Commission Chairman Pete Meitzner. “We know that our business community is innovative and determined. Hopefully, they can assist us and support our community during this pandemic.”

Businesses willing and able to help should contact Sedgwick County Emergency Management at (316) 660-5959.

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