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IL Public Health Association donates 30,000 gloves statewide to combat COVID-19

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WREX) — As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to spread in Illinois, one organization is doing what it can to help out.

The Illinois Public Health Association announced they'll be donating 30,000 gloves statewide to healthcare providers.

“It is my pleasure to announce this donation of much-needed personal protective equipment to Illinois healthcare providers,” said Toni Corona, IPHA President and Public Health Administrator at the Madison County Health Department. “IPHA is delighted to support our colleagues on the frontline of this fight. Illinois healthcare providers are working tirelessly to battle this pandemic and this donation will assist them with their critical efforts!”

This PPE will be distributed to frontline providers through IPHA’s partnership with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).

For more information, please contact IPHA at 217-522-5687.

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