PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) ACCESS

Last updated
September 18, 2020 @10:25 AM


Our hospitals, frontline workers, and first responders must have access to personal protective equipment (PPE) to combat this public health crisis.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Department of Public Health (DPH) are handling the state’s procurement and distribution of PPE. The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is actively working with stakeholders to help secure PPE.

For designated representatives of Health Care Facilities, Community Health Centers & Private/Non-Fire EMS Departments, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Local Public Health Groups & other Clinical Care Providers

Now that the PPE supply chain has significantly stabilized the Commonwealth has developed a reopening webpage, which includes vendor resources for procuring PPE.

Public entities can purchase PPE through COMMBUYS, which has a list of Statewide Contract Vendors.

Private entities can purchase PPE through the state’s vendor tool.

If you anticipate a supply shortage within the next 5 days to support emergency operations and are unable to source the material(s) through your normal supply chain, then you may request PPE through the state.

Request via submission of the PPE Request Form to your Regional Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition:

Region 1
Western MA Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition

Franklin Regional Council of Governments

phone
413-773-1502
Region 2
Aligning Resources for CentralMass Health Emergencies (ARCHE)

City of Worcester

phone
508-408-5173
Region 3
MA Region 3 HMCC

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

phone
978-946-8130
Region 4AB
Metro Regional Preparedness Coalition

Cambridge Health Alliance

phone
857-239-0662
Region 4C
Boston Healthcare Preparedness Coalition

Boston Public Health Commission

phone
617-343-6920
Region 5
MA Region 5 HMCC

MA Association of Health Boards

phone
855-266-7243; ID# 32432


For additional assistance or questions about accessing PPE, contact:

Dept of Public Health
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