This is the latest information we have on PPE procurement. Gov. Tony Evers announced on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 that Wisconsin has received its second phase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and is in the process of distribution. The second phase of supplies from the SNS are being delivered to healthcare workers, emergency medical services and medical facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and clinics across Wisconsin. The supplies are being distributed based on responses from health care organizations during mid-March about pending exhaustion of supply.
The second phase includes approximately 51,880 N95 respirators, 130,840 face/surgical masks, 23,400 face shields, 20,226 surgical gowns, 96 coveralls, and 79,000 pairs of gloves.
The SNS supply shipments do not include supplies the governor has requested from FEMA for non-medical personnel or supplies being aggressively pursued through procurement, donations, or the governor’s buyback program.