DES MOINES, Iowa (KCAU) – As cases continue to rise across the United States and Siouxland, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is once again stressing the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Last week, Governor Reynolds issued a PPE shortage order to help healthcare facilities stretch their supply of the protective gear.
Just hours after that order by Reynolds, President Trump held his daily briefing and said he had not been told that states were having trouble getting PPE.
“The stockpile just weren’t where they needed to be and every opportunity that we have on a call with the VP or the President or the task force. We have individual governors that step up and talk about their need. But we also have a National Governor Association and the chair is Larry Hogan. I can’t think of a call that I’ve been on that he hasn’t indicated or stressed that we raise the awareness for the need for PPE,” said Gov. Reynolds.
She held a news conference on Monday from the State Emergency Operations Center in Johnson to provide an update to Iowans on COVID-19.
Gov. Reynolds said that Iowa’s peak will be at the end of April and to anticipate that more positive cases and deaths will continue to rise.
Watch the replay of the press conference below.