Governor Lamont, Governor Cuomo, Governor Murphy, Governor Baker, Governor Raimondo, Governor Wolf, and Governor Carney Announce Multi-State Agreement to Develop Regional Supply Chain for PPE and Medical Equipment
States Will Aggregate Demand for PPE, Medical Equipment and Testing on a Regional Basis
(HARTFORD, CT) – Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, and Delaware Governor John Carney today announced a joint multi-state agreement to develop a regional supply chain for personal protective equipment, other medical equipment and testing.
While the states will continue to partner with the federal government during this global and national public health crisis, they will also work together to identify the entire region’s needs for these products, aggregate demand among the states, reduce costs and stabilize the supply chain. The states will also coordinate policies regarding the inventory of PPE each state’s health care infrastructure should have to be prepared for a possible second wave of COVID-19. The states will also coordinate policies on what supplies local governments should have on hand for their first responders, and if any requirements regarding PPE for the nonprofit and private sector are needed.
See full press release here.
NOTE: As was announced in yesterday’s update, the Connecticut Department of Public Health is transitioning this weekend to a new process to make the daily collection of data more sustainable. To facilitate this shift, the report issued today only contains data on hospitalizations and fatalities. The next full report will be issued on Monday, May 4, and will contain combined test data from both Sunday and Monday.
Due to this fact there is no individual data for the Town of Southbury this evening.