Best Practices for Procuring Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola Response
On October 20, 2014, the CDC issued new guidance for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). HHS has been working closely with PPE manufacturers and distributors in order to maintain visibility on availability of PPE, according to the CDC.
Since the issuance of the CDC guidance, there has been a sudden increase in demand for PPE. Across the U.S., availability for these products varies by product type and model, requested quantity, manufacturer, distributor, and geographic region.
HHS is working with distributors and manufacturers to understand various ways customers may be able to find supplies needed for training and use in evaluation and/or treatment of patients with suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola.