Governor calls arrival of PPE to Arkansas an “Easter blessing”

Featured image: Gov. Asa Hutchinson (in suit) helps unload a truck loaded with PPE yesterday. Image via Hutchinson’s official Twitter account.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has called the arrival of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the state an “Easter blessing.”

He was referring to the six FedEx trucks loaded with sanitary masks, gloves, and medical gowns that had just arrived in Arkansas on Sunday.

The governor publically thanked the Arkansas National Guard, the Arkansas Office of Emergency Management, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for the role each played in procuring and delivering these critical medical supplies.

He said this personal protective equipment will be supplied to areas in need.


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