The state has shipped thousands of face masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment to health care workers helping COVID-19 patients. Officials have ordered millions more units.
STATE OF MISSOURI ACTION ON PPE ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTION AS OF 3/28/20 pic.twitter.com/xsp18c6KMY
— MO Public Safety (@MoPublicSafety) March 29, 2020
The state is also speeding up COVID-19 test results for Missouri health care workers. They have to be exposed to sick patients, and showing symptoms themselves.
There’s a 24-hour turnaround on these tests. Results from other tests can take more than a week.