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.