Multiple Northeastern Oklahoma School Districts Receive PPE

Friday, August 21st 2020, 6:22 am
By: Shannon Rousseau

Several Northeastern Oklahoma school districts are getting their shipments of PPE from the state.

School districts in Washington County received their shipment Thursday.

Staff with Bartlesville Public Schools traveled to a warehouse in Pryor to pick up the equipment for all schools in Washington County.

Washington County Emergency Management workers spent Thursday sorting and counting the boxes at BPS's Bus Barn, so schools could drop by and pick up their items.

These dozens of boxes contain gloves, masks, face shields, and gowns for adults and kids in Bartlesville, Copan, Caney Valley, and Dewey Public Schools.

This is part of the $10 million from the federal CARES Act that the state of Oklahoma has allocated to schools to cover the cost of PPE.

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister says this PPE from the state is an addition to the gear districts should already have.

So far, the state has already helped more than 200 school districts.