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Pentagon Inks $134 Million Deal to Buy PPE for Nursing Homes

Deliveries have already begun and will end by June

On Wednesday, the Pentagon announced a $134 million deal to buy personal protective equipment for medical personnel at more than 15,000 U.S. nursing homes to aid in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The contract, given to the Federal Resources Supply Company, is for PPE kits including protective eyewear, gloves, gowns and masks, said Defense Department spokesman Lt. Col. Mike Andrews. 

Deliveries of the kits started earlier this week in Baltimore, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and  Washington, D.C.; they will be completed across the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam by the end of June, according to the Pentagon's statement.

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