AP: Oklahoma spent $87M on medical gear in early virus wave

The Associated Press - December 19, 2020 11:28 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, Oklahoma spent about $87 million on personal protective gear and medical equipment. Data obtained from the Oklahoma State Department of Health through an open records request shows that much of the money went to companies that were quickly formed as states scrambled to buy items like masks, gloves, and gowns.

The data shows that the state’s top vendor was Standard Healthcare Supply Inc., an Oklahoma City-based company that was created in March and received $17.8 million to buy supplies. The state also spent $9.8 million on masks and gloves from a Utah-based hemp company, Green Rock Hemp Holdings.


Latest Stories

Flush with cash, Oklahoma Governor expected to push tax cuts

By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With state savings accounts and revenue collections...

Judge: Banning guns for marijuana users unconstitutional

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled that a federal law prohibiting...

Woodlands Elementary Donates Items to the Sean Anderson Blessings Box at Team Radio

Students from Woodlands Elementary recently help deliver over 600 donated items to the Sean Anderson Blessings...