IN Doubles PPE Orders, Donations With Totals Topping 6.3 Million

Hoosier sewing business launches production of in-demand N95 masks for front-line workers treating COVID-19.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) — On Friday, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced that the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) secured commitments for nearly 6.3 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospitals, first responders, long-term care facilities and health care providers. 

More than 2.9 million items, including face masks, face shields, gloves, gowns, goggles and bottles of hand sanitizer, are being made and sourced by 18 Indiana manufacturers.

Just two weeks ago on April 13, only 2.6 million pieces of PPE were reported in Indiana.

Locally, MGP Ingredients and Hillrom are two of the many businesses stepping up to help produce this huge increase of PPE. 

Indiana businesses and organizations continue to donate critical services and supplies with PPE donations now up to 530,694.  

Through purchases and donations Indiana has secured a total of more than:

  • 2.4 million surgical masks
  • 1.2 million respirator masks
  • 963,000 face shields
  • 720,000 gloves
  • 143,000 gowns
  • 10,000 goggles
  • 206,000 two-ounce bottles and 80,000 gallons of hand sanitizer

Find a full list of Indiana businesses helping in the fight against COVID-19, click here

Hoosiers with smaller quantities of PPE are encouraged to donate items to the nearest local health department, hospital, EMS agency, nursing home or other first responder or public safety agency in their community.

More information can be found at the ISDH website at coronavirus.in.gov and the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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