COVID-19: PA Dept of Health Guidance for PPE and ASFs

March 27, 2020

PPE Material Distribution

During yesterday's press conference, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine discussed the supply distribution to the healthcare system, including hospitals, health systems, health care professionals, counties and emergency responders. The supplies include 678,630 N95 masks; 207,600 procedure masks; 380,000 gloves; 36,870 personal protective equipment (PPE) gowns; and over 44,000 goggles and face protection. Supplies are acquired through the federal stockpile, but the department is working to purchase whatever is available to ensure sufficient protection and resources for medical personnel. All providers should be working with their Regional Health Care Coalition to submit requests for PPE. Please scroll to the bottom for the contact information of each region's Public Health Preparedness Coordinator.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued guidance on personal protective equipment and guidance on ambulatory surgical facilities' responses to COVID-19