The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Poca warehouse serves as receiving, sorting and shipping point for distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE), medical supplies and food for area foodbanks throughout the state. (FEMA photo by Dave Melancon)

FEMA Releases State-by-State PPE Data

As FEMA, under the direction of the White House Task Force, has led the whole-of-America response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the past two months, billions of essential resources and protective equipment have been delivered throughout the nation.

The federal government continues to meet demands for personal protective equipment through new acquisition, federal interagency allocation, private industry donations and the Strategic National Stockpile.

“From the beginning, we acknowledged that the Strategic National Stockpile alone could not fulfill all requirements, which is why we need continued private sector integration and increased domestic manufacturing of critical medical supplies, equipment and pharmaceuticals,” said FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor. “Our strategy to allocate medical supplies and equipment is based on disease activity and it’s effects, as well as the need to distribute limited supplies to areas where resources needed most urgently.”

As of May 14, FEMA, HHS and the private sector combined have coordinated the delivery of, or are shipping more than 97 million respirators, 133.7 million surgical masks, 10.5 million face shields, 22.4 million surgical gowns, 989 million gloves, 10,600 ventilators and 8,450 federal medical station beds.
Resources listed below are deliveries made by FEMA Regions, and are separate from all supplies delivered through Project Airbridge distributions:

See a graphical by-the-numbers breakdown by FEMA Region

Read more at FEMA

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