President Trump Announces 200,000 n95 Masks to be Delivered to Suffolk County Tomorrow at Request of Rep. Zeldin Following Delivery Today of 150,000 Surgical Masks
PATCHOGUE, NY - This evening, President Trump announced that the White House is sending 200,000 n95 masks to Suffolk County at the request of Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), which are expected to be delivered tomorrow at no cost to Suffolk County.
Last night, Congressman Zeldin had been informed by county officials that Suffolk County’s stockpile of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was out of surgical masks, regular sized n95 masks, gowns, face shields and body bags. Congressman Zeldin, member of the bipartisan Congressman Coronavirus Task Force, pleaded for urgent assistance from across America with securing desperately needed PPE for Suffolk County.
In addition to locking in place late last night an offer for 150,000 surgical masks that were delivered earlier today, Rep. Zeldin quickly received multiple direct offers to help, including one within minutes of his plea from Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner. Mr. Kushner informed Congressman Zeldin he was interested in helping Suffolk County secure all PPE needs for the next 30 days. Working with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and his office, Rep. Zeldin sent details of all needed PPE directly to Mr. Kushner last night, and also communicated the details of Suffolk County’s situation directly to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
“We must do everything in our power to ensure our medical professionals, first responders, law enforcement and other essential workers are able to do their jobs while being able to protect their own health, and the health of others, including their precious family members, and I thank President Trump and Jared Kushner for stepping up to the plate for Suffolk County,” said Congressman Zeldin. “We are all in this fight together, and I am encouraged by the Administration’s swift, effective and immediate response to Suffolk County’s urgent need of PPE. I look forward to continuing to work with every level of government from Suffolk County Executive Bellone to the President to continue to deliver for Suffolk County.”