Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) continues to be recognized as an important need. The State of Missouri’s plans include the expansion of reserves of PPE by opening public and private supply chains and continuing to utilize Missouri businesses in that effort.
PPE Request Process for Healthcare Providers
Missouri has limited PPE reserves to assist in filling these critical needs and will prioritize healthcare providers providing direct care to confirmed or suspected COVID patients. Note requests should only be submitted after all normal supply chains, including the Missouri COVID Supply Solution, have been exhausted and you have a supply of twenty-one days or less on hand as the quantities and types of PPE available through the state are limited. Please also see the Optimization of PPE section below for further information on how to make your supplies last.
Select the button below to access the PPE Request Form. You will receive an automatically generated email notifying you of receipt of your request. Requests will be evaluated in the order in which they are received. If your request is approved, either in full or partially, you will receive an electronic notification upon shipment. If denied, you will receive an electronic verification of the decision.
Optimizing Your PPE
- CDC Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE
- CDC Guidance for Optimization of N95 Respirators
- Cheat Sheet: Strategies to Optimize PPE and Equipment
Overview and strategies for PPE optimization based on CDC’s new guidelines following PPE shortages due to COVID-19
- Missouri Interim Guidance on Crisis Capacity Strategies for PPE
Missouri Interim Guidance on Crisis Capacity Strategies for PPE for Employees Working with Patients/Clients in Congregate Living Environments or in One-on-One or Small Group Settings
- COVID-19: Tackling the N95 Shortage with Novel Decontamination
Article from the American Medical Association in collaboration with the University of Nebraska Medical Center on PPE decontamination methods
- DHSS Interim Recommendations for PPE Sterilization, Re-Use and Extended Use
Guidance with details regarding sterilization, re-use and extended use of personal protective equipment
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 mcdhh.mo.gov/masks/ for more information.
Guidance for Use of PPE
- PPE Use Guidance for School Nurses and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
- Respiratory Protection Companies
- CMS Guidance for Use of Respirators
Guidance for use of certain industrial respirators by health care personnel
- Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Temporary Enforcement Guidance - Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During the COVID-19 Outbreak
- ADA Interim Mask and Face Shield Guidelines
Interim guidelines from the ADA regarding mask and face shields
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)