Kaiser Permanente donated more than $2.5 million worth of personal protective equipment and sanitation supplies to schools and community-based organizations in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, company officials announced Monday.

Through a partnership with SupplyBank.org, a nonprofit agency that distributes critical supplies to vulnerable communities, Kaiser Permanente has donated protective gowns and masks, sanitary wipes and hand sanitizers that will help stop the spread of COVID-19 at a time when Omicron is spreading rapidly.

The local donations were part of a nearly $22 million giving campaign to distribute needed supplies in California, Oregon and Washington, according to company officials.

Locally, the largest donation went to the Los Angeles County Office of Education, which received 53,376 bottles of hand sanitizer, approximately 53,600 isolation gowns, 67,200 N95 masks and 14.9 million disinfectant wipes to distribute to 55 local school districts. The total in-kind value of the donated items was more than $2.4 million.

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