Usage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) continues to be an important tool in reducing transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory infectious diseases for healthcare workers. With the end of the federally declared Public Health Emergency, and as the PPE supply chain returns to normal, DHSS will shift to a stockpile cache sustainment strategy. As of June 30, 2023, DHSS will be closing its PPE request system for all non-state agency users. The State of Missouri plans to maintain a PPE cache for future public health emergencies and enhance overall healthcare preparedness.

Optimizing Your PPE

Optimizing Your PPE

PPE from the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) provides information for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Blind Missourians and professionals that serve them. Visit for more information.

Guidance for Use of PPE

PPE Purchase Option for Governmental Entities

The State of Missouri established a Statewide Local Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Manufacturers Supply Channel by creating a statewide Qualified Vendor List (QVL) of local PPE manufacturers. This listing can be utilized by the State of Missouri and members of the State’s Division of Purchasing’s Cooperative Procurement Program.

Select the button below to see the Statewide Qualified Vendor List (QVL)

Qualified Vendor List