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Oregon National Guard distributing PPE to Benedictine nursing center and Orchard House

On Saturday April 18, 2020, the Oregon National Guard arrived unexpectedly at both Providence Benedictine Nursing Center and Providence Benedictine Orchard House, in Mount Angel, Oregon to deliver face shields, N95 masks and procedure masks.

Attached is an image of the tank that rolled through this quaint residential neighborhood, where Benedictine Nursing Center is located.

Oregon National Guard distributing PPE to long-term care facilities

Today Governor Kate Brown announced that the Oregon National Guard will distribute approximately 395,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to all long-term care facilities across Oregon. The rapid distribution of masks, gloves, and face shields will supplement efforts by the Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority to support facilities by helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 to residents and staff.

The shipments of PPE to Oregon's long-term care facilities include approximately 177,000 surgical masks, 127,000 gloves, 55,000 N95 masks, 33,000 face shields, and 2,500 gowns. Members of the Oregon National Guard began deliveries of this equipment Saturday.