Michigan liquidating state surplus of Personal Protection Equipment

Michigan liquidating 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:

Shawn Ley is an Emmy-Award winning reporter. In more than 20 years covering stories in television news, Shawn’s reporting has taken him from war-torn eastern Europe, to reporting from an F-16 fighter jet and now to the fast and furious breaking news of Detroit.

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.