As area first responders experience a shortage of potentially life-saving coronavirus supplies, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the immediate distribution by Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) of more than 33,600 N95 masks and an additional 38,800 gloves and gowns for the use of regional first responders.
The move by President Preckwinkle is an important step to getting much-needed materials and key protections to Cook County emergency workers as reported COVID-19 cases increase in the area.
Roughly 86 jurisdictions across Cook County received personal . . .