21 March 2020 – State purchases 2 million N95 masks and 6,000 ventilators, manufacturers to make more masks

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Type of Intervention: Healthcare and public health capacity
Sectors Involved: Increase availability of PPE
Level of Jurisdiction: New York
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Overview: The state has identified two million N95 masks for purchase and will send one million to New York City and 500,000 to Long Island.”Apparel manufacturers in the state are converting their operations to begin manufacturing masks and other medical equipment”. 6,000 additional ventilators puchased
Full details here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-four-sites-identified-army-corps-engineers-initial-list-temporary