DHEC receives National Strategic Stockpile supplies for COVID-19 response

DHEC receives National Strategic Stockpile supplies for COVID-19 response
DHEC receives National Strategic Stockpile for COVID-19 response (Source: (U.S. Army National Guard video by Sgt. Tim Andrews, South Carolina National Guard))

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - South Carolina has received full allocation of medical equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile to help provide supplies for health care providers responding to COVID-19.

The first shipment was received by DHEC this week. Additional shipments may continue over the next three weeks.

The initial shipment contained N-95 masks, face shields, surgical masks, gowns, and gloves.

You can watch footage of the transfer below:

“U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers with the 59th Troop Command, South Carolina National Guard, and U.S. Air National Guard Airmen with the 169th Logistics Readiness Squadron, South Carolina National Guard, loaded the personal protective equipment and other supplies on March 20 to be transported and distributed to all 46 counties in South Carolina. The South Carolina National Guard remains ready to support the counties, local and state agencies, and first responders with requested resources for as long as needed in support of COVID-19 response efforts in the state,” U.S. Army National Guard video by Sgt. Tim Andrews said.

For the latest information about DHEC’s COVID-19 response efforts, please visit scdhec.gov/COVID-19.

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