NYC makes recap … 7m masks for New Yorkers, 50,000 swabs, make and buy in the USA … @PrintParts @EnvisionTEC @NYCEDC @NYGovCuomo @NYCMayor
New York State will distribute 7 million cloth masks across the state to most vulnerable New Yorkers – YouTube.
NY, NJ, CT, PA, DE, RI and MA are launching a regional purchasing consortium to jointly procure PPE, tests, ventilators and other medical equipment – Twitter.
Buy American: Identify USA, regional and in-state suppliers that can scale to meet demand over the next three months. Develop new in-state suppliers to reduce supply chain risk and drive regional economic development – YouTube.
New York City will be distributing over 100,000 face coverings in parks across the city free of charge from Saturday, May 2nd – Tuesday, May 5th – Map.
Made in NYC test kits.On track to produce 50,000 3D printed swabs per week, first delivery 30,000 this week. NYC is working with 3D printing company Print Parts and EnvisionTEC – YouTube.
PrintPrints is ramping up production of 3D printed nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs to support NYC in COVID-19 testing efforts – Twitter.
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