Michigan liquidating state surplus of Personal Protection Equipment

Michigan liquidating surplus of personal protection equipment

DETROIT – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there were calls for donations and fundraisers for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to protect frontline workers against coronavirus.

In August, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services received a grant that provided millions of dollars to help facilities with the increased costs of PPE.

In June, the state now has so much PPE, it is liquidating it.

The state apparently has a surplus of gloves, eye protection, respiratory protection, hospital beds and mattresses and more.

You can watch Shawn Ley’s full story in the video above.

Related: Bills nearing Gov. Whitmer’s desk would exempt Michigan businesses from taxes on PPE

About the Authors:

Local 4 Defender Shawn Ley is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has been with Local 4 News for more than a decade.

Dane is a producer and media enthusiast. He previously worked freelance video production and writing jobs in Michigan, Georgia and Massachusetts. Dane graduated from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts.