Nursing Homes Run Short Of COVID-19 Protective Gear As Federal Response Falters

Posted by on June 11, 2020 5:30 pm
Categories: US National Stories

Kelly Womochil, an aide at Enterprise Estates Nursing Center in Enterprise, Kan., tries on a poncho that FEMA — the Federal Emergency Response Agency — is sending to nursing homes to protect against the coronavirus.

At least 711 nursing homes reported running out of N95 masks at the end of May, and 1,963 said they had less than a week’s worth. “The federal government has got to step up,” says one advocate.

(Image credit: Pamela Black)

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