St. Louis has spent over $2.2 million on gloves, masks, supplies for coronavirus

The city released an expense reports of everything it has purchased through April 12 related to COVID-19.

Sam Masterson
April 23, 2020 - 12:19 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Medical masks, gloves, protective overalls, COVID-19 test kids and cleaning supplies are among the many expenses the City of St. Louis is reporting due to the coronavirus pandemic. The total bill through April 12 is $2,285,513.75. 

Some of the largest single expenses on the report include $1,243,000 for 220,000 NH-95 masks, $498,500 for 10,00 protective coveralls and $90,000 for 20,000 COVID-19 test kits. The city's expense for various sizes and types of protective gloves has cost a total of $170,212.31. 

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Below is the full list released by the city of April 23, which shows the expenses through April 12. The list is expected to be updated daily and can be found, here

St. Louis City COVID-19 Exp... by EntercomSTL on Scribd

On Tuesday, Krewson was on KMOX to discuss the latest on how the city is handling the coronavirus pandemic, you can listen to that conversation in the audio at the top of this page. Her interview begins a the 18:45 mark. 

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Currently, St. Louis is under an indefinite stay-at-home order and the peak of coronavirus cases in the St. Louis region is expected to hit this weekend. 

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