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County EMO awaiting 900 swabbing kits, 2,500 protective masks

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 March 2020 at 5:43 pm

ALBION – The Orleans County Emergency Management Office has ordered 900 swabbing kits to get samples for people to be tested for the coronavirus and 2,500 face masks for law enforcement, firefighters and healthcare providers.

Dale Banker, the EMO director, said today he is hopeful for a shipment this week of the swabbing kits and the N95 masks.

The county hasn’t received any of the swabbing kits that he ordered, but has received 250-300 of the N95 masks.

The swabbing kits have been sought by the Health Department. The N95 masks will be distributed among law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, healthcare facilities and staff at the Arc of Genesee Orleans.

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