PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) ACCESS
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:
Franklin Regional Council of Governments
City of Worcester
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Cambridge Health Alliance
Boston Public Health Commission
MA Association of Health Boards
For additional assistance or questions about accessing PPE, contact: