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Posted on: October 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 4 Million and Counting: County Gets PPE Where It's Needed Most


Maricopa County Unified Command has stepped up to provide critical protection to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Unified Command has now distributed more than four million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE), including a significant distribution to schools as they work to reopen safely. 


“Access to personal protective equipment has not always been easy during the pandemic, but Maricopa County has worked hard to obtain PPE and review and prioritize requests to get supplies to those who need it the most,” said Emergency Management Director Robert Rowley.  “Early in the pandemic, our focus was on long-term care facilities, acute care hospitals, and EMS transport.  Now, with more supply, we are able to meet a greater variety of requests, including enhanced support for schools.”


Total PPE Distribution


As of October 7, Maricopa County has distributed:

  • 1,783,048 Gloves
  • 531,150 Surgical Masks
  • 405,253 Gowns
  • 195,146 N95 Respirators
  • 106,674 Face Shields
  • 63,689 Reusable Cloth Face Coverings*

*Does not include a direct shipment of 790,000 cloth masks to schools

PPE Update OCt. 6

School PPE Distribution

As of October 7, Maricopa County has distributed:

  • 800,689 Cloth Masks (including a direct shipment of 790,000)
  • 60,400 Gloves
  • 35,600 Surgical Masks
  • 31,705 Testing Supplies
  • 30,129 Hand Sanitizer Containers
  • 18,955 Disinfectant Containers

Unified Command has also distributed more than 1,300 PPE starter kits to school districts which included masks, face shields, gloves, and gowns).

Requesting PPE and Other Resources 

Need help filling a critical need?  You can find information about how to request PPE and other resources below.  Submitting a request does not guarantee your order will be filled.  Orders will be prioritized based on critical healthcare and current supplies.

Request supplies for schools >

Request PPE and testing kits >

Request ventilators >

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