“It clearly is a mistake by the county,” Callagy told KGO in an interview.
The equipment in the boxes included PPE like non-medical-grade isolation gowns, sterile gowns, face shields and goggles as well as cleaning supplies such as bleach and mop buckets and handles, the statement said.
The county's supply of gloves and masks — including N95 and KN95 respirators — are stored indoors.
Callagy's statement said the county purchased the items early in the pandemic when PPE was becoming scarce nationwide so that local first responders and medical providers would have what they needed. The demand for the equipment has decreased as the pandemic has continued.