As coronavirus spreads, frontline workers press Inslee for more info on where personal protective equipment is going


Amid contin­uing short­ages of personal protec­tive equip­ment, labor organi­za­tions repre­senting nurses and first respon­ders are pressing Gov. Jay Inslee for more infor­ma­tion about what gear is being distrib­uted and where it is going.

Leaders of these groups say that some of their members are reporting acute short­ages of masks and other protec­tive gear, while others are in better shape. The groups are asking for weekly distri­b­u­tion reports that they say could help ensure that the gear goes to where it is most needed.

It is critical that we under­stand the supply chain and where PPE can be utilized… now, rather than being saved for later,” said an April 1 letter from leaders of six labor groups, including the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs, Washington State Council of Firefighters and the Washington State Nurses Association.


THE SEATTLE TIMES: As coronavirus spreads, frontline workers press Inslee for more info on where personal protective equipment is going (4/3/20)