Inslee seeks help from manufacturers for COVID-19 supplies

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee is asking Washington manufacturers to start producing personal protective equipment. He says that the federal government has not been able to supply the state fast enough to meet the growing need amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Inslee says that while more than one million pieces of personal protective equipment _ from the federal and state supply, hospitals and some donations _ has already been delivered across the state, it is not enough.  He says he hopes manufacturers would be willing to turn to making things like surgical masks, swab tests, saline solution, vials, N95 masks, gloves, surgical gowns and face shields.