Officials in Page County are working to keep the county's two hospitals supplied with personal protective equipment.
Nationwide, hospitals have been scrambling and even reusing the equipment -- which includes N-95 masks, protective clothing, gloves and other protective equipment for medical personnel. County Emergency Management Coordinator Kris Grebert says he has been working with the Iowa Department of Homeland Security in coordination with Shenandoah Medical Center and Clarinda Regional Health Center to keep them stocked up.
"I talked to the state duty officer on Saturday afternoon," said Grebert. "I had put in four different requests to the state. One for Shenandoah hospital, one for Clarinda hospital, one for the Page County Sheriff's Office and one for Coin Fire and Rescue."
Grebert says with supplies running short, only the hospitals will be receiving PPE from the state.