Johnson County puts out call for contingency personal protective equipment as hospitals brace for spike in need

N-95 masks will be in high demand across the country as the number of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization increases. Photo credit Alamosa County Public Health. Used under a Creative Commons license.

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Johnson County’s largest hospitals are taking steps to conserve personal protective equipment as a worldwide shortage of masks, shields and gowns looms. But although they expect to be using more such equipment in the coming days, spokespeople said they have what they need for the time being.