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Evers asks FEMA for virus masks, other protective gear

The gear is meant to help first responders. The gear is meant to help first responders. |  Photo: WDIO, File

Updated: March 22, 2020 01:31 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Governor Tony Evers is asking federal officials for help in obtaining tens of thousands additional pieces of protective equipment as the state continues to grapple with the coronavirus.

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Evers announced Saturday that he has directed the state emergency management officials to ask the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help the state obtain 50,000 masks, 10,000 face shields, 11,000 coveralls, 3,000 N95 masks and 35,000 pairs of protective gloves.

The gear is meant to help first responders. 

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