TUCSON, Ariz. — Millions of dollars worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies are going to all Pima County districts and a few charter and private schools.
The items that will be used by staff include masks, face shields, gloves, and hand sanitizer.
Pima County Superintendent Dustin Williams tells KGUN9 that the supplies have been divvied up based on staffing levels at each school.
The money came from the Pima County Emergency Operations Center through the Cares Fund Act. Williams says his office searched relentlessly for PPE supplies over the past few months.
“It call came together. We got to see it in the warehouse. The thousands of masks, gloves and everything put together. And schools can start to pick up their shipments. It’s a nice win for Pima County,” he said.
Williams says this will be the first and only major round of supplies. They may continue on a case-by-case basis.