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PPE Resources

A face maskWith an international shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), it has been difficult for many providers to acquire these resources during this crisis. The Department of Community and Economic development has set up the Pennsylvania COVID-19 PPE & Supplies Business-2-Business (B2B) Interchange Directory as a resource that may help providers locate these essential items.  The immediate goal of this B2B Interchange Directory is simple: to provide an opportunity for companies and other entities in need of PPE and other critical items to make a B2B connection as they may choose with manufacturers and suppliers of COVID-19 related items. Additionally, for Licensed Residential Facilities, ODP has issued guidance for Requesting PPP from the Department of Health. 

One last related resource when working with an individual suspected of having COVID-19, is this guide outlining tip for correct PPE use and prevention of unnecessary waste of PPE.

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