FEMA delivering PPE to these San Antonio nursing homes

15,000 nursing homes across U.S. will receive gowns, masks and more

FEMA is delivering personal protective equipment to nursing homes across the United States. (Louis Brems, Courtesy of University of Florida)

SAN ANTONIO – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is delivering a two-week supply of personal protective equipment to more than 15,000 nursing homes across the country.

The agency began shipping the gear at the direction of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

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Nursing homes remain one of the most concerning places when it comes to the spread of the novel coronavirus. Older residents are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, according to health experts.

Each nursing home on the list will receive a one-week supply of PPE in May and a second one-week supply in June.

In total, FEMA will distribute 608,000 pieces of eye protection, 6.9 million masks, 6.4 million gowns and 31.4 million gloves.

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The quantity of equipment in each shipment is determined by the size of the facility’s medical staff.

Here are the San Antonio facilities who have already received their first shipment of PPE.

NameAddressTentative shipment date
AFV II Health Care Center5100 John D. Ryan Boulevard5/21/2020
Brookdale Alamo Heights855 E. Basse Road5/22/2020
The Atrium Rehabilitation Center7602 Louis Pasteur Street5/22/2020
San Jose Nursing Center406 Sharmain Place5/23/2020
Highland Nursing Center5819 Pecan Valley Drive5/23/2020