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Iowa to open six Regional PPE stockpile sites


June 2nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, today (Tuesday), announced the formation of six Regional PPE (personal protective equipment) stockpiles, in conjunction with the Iowa Emergency Management Association and county emergency managers statewide. The stockpiles are designed to ensure regional and local preparedness for any future events.

The Governor also spoke about the recent protests over the May 25th death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis Police custody. She said Monday night, “Hundreds of people gathered in several communities across the State in Peaceful protest, to speak their mind and have their voices heard.”

Reynolds said she’s committed to move the process of peaceful discussion and action forward, but that she won’t hesitate to call on the National Guard to restore order if it becomes necessary to restore law and order. She explained that decision would rely on the advice of state and county law enforcement experts.

If the Guard were to be deployed, she says  it would only be to support what is already taking place.