Source: WNCT

North Carolina has passed a major milestone in terms of PPE distribution according to two state agencies. To date, approximately 3.5 million cloth face coverings, 4.5 million procedure masks and other PPE has been distributed across the state, WNCT reports.

Among the recipients of the equipment are schools, nursing homes, first responders, agricultural workers, child care facilities and courthouses, according to WNCT.

“North Carolina has taken aggressive steps to get personal protective equipment in the hands of those who need it,” said Governor Cooper. “Making sure students, teachers, nursing homes and more have what they need to stay safe is a top priority as we battle this pandemic.”

According to the article, “the state has already distributed more than 7 million pairs of gloves, 650,000 face shields, 600,000 shoe covers, and 100,000 units of hand sanitizer in addition to 3.5 million cloth face coverings and 4.5 million procedure masks.”

Read the full story from WNCT.