Last updated
June 7, 2021 @12:04 PM
Our frontline workers must have access to personal protective equipment (PPE)* to combat this public health crisis.
If your company has PPE for sale, currently manufactures or has the capacity to manufacture PPE, please contact the Massachusetts Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (MERT).

About the Manufacturing Emergency Response Team

Companies that manufacture or have the capacity to manufacture PPE are also able to apply for grants through the Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (M-ERT). The M-ERT is a coordinated response led by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that has made $10.6 million in funding available to manufacturers. The M-ERT can also provide assistance to manufacturers, including around high priority needs, regulatory compliance, and manufacturing designs and specifications. Additional grant funding may be made available.

Priority Items and Equipment Needed:
(as of 4/17, subject to change)

Invasive or Multi-functional Ventilators - FDA certified

N95 masks - FDA certified

Surgical masks

Surgical gowns (S/M/L/XL)

Nitrile exam gloves (S/M/L/XL)

Sanitizing wipes (cans)

Nasopharyngeal swab - FDA approved for testing

Nasopharyngeal swab - non-FDA approved for testing

Viral transport medium, ml

 Procedure masks

* What is PPE?

Surgical Masks

N95 masks

Powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs)

Face shields




Shoe covers/booties

Head covers

Hand sanitizers

Sanitizing wipes