Coping with COVID: Kansas launches new PPE program to benefit businesses



The release of a new program called the Business PPE Stopgap has been launched following a Wednesday announcement from Gov. Laura Kelly, the program created to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to businesses experiencing pre-purchased equipment delays.

For businesses in the state of Kansas, the start of a new program called Business PPE Stopgap has been announced, released under the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM).

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly made the announcement Wednesday, the program created to benefit businesses in the state by providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to businesses experiencing delays in purchased equipment, according to a Wednesday news release from the governor’s office.

“Businesses in our state have experienced immense challenges since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and they need our support,” Kelly said in the release. “By making sure Kansas business owners have access to the necessary protective equipment when they need it, they can not only protect their employees and customers but also make sure they can stay open for business.”

Under the new program, businesses experiencing a delay on PPE purchases can access the program and expect delivery of items from the state’s inventory within a few days.

Along with this benefit, eligible businesses will be shipped equipment at no cost.