April 27, 2020

Nevada COVID-19 Task Force Acquires Thousands of Additional PPE Items

Las Vegas, NV — Since their initial announcement of acquisition of personal protective equipment (PPE) for Nevada, the Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force, formed by Governor Sisolak, has secured millions of additional items. New deliveries include:

  • 30,000 face shields (Fusion Face Shields)
  • 50,000 safety glasses (Nevada Gold)
  • 50,000 goggles (LED Connection)
  • 158,000 gloves (79,000 pairs) (LED Connection)
  • 537 cases of hand sanitizer (NV Energy and Damon Industries)

In addition, NV Energy is donating three powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) devices to the state to help meet a stated need.

The Task Force continues its efforts to source PPE around the globe; additional shipments of PPE are expected in the coming days. The items acquired are delivered to the State, and distributed by the National Guard to the areas of greatest need at any given time.

The Task Force continues to secure monetary donations as well, which are used to purchase the PPE that the group sources. New major donors since the last release include:

  • Bank of America
  • Southwest Gas Corporation
  • Southern Nevada Home Builders Association
  • U.S. Bank
  • The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin
  • Phillip C. Peckman, on behalf of Thrive Cannabis
  • Terry K. Miller, on behalf of Miller Project Management
  • Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association
  • The Southern Nevada Franchised New Car and Truck Dealers Association

For those interested in donating or wishing to receive updates from the Task Force, please visit www.nvc19.org.

Media inquiries should be sent to mediainquiries@nvc19.org.