We get personal protective equipment to those who need it most

Get Us PPE provides donated  PPE at no cost to frontline workers and under-resourced communities with a sense of urgency and a focus on equity.

PPE is still the most powerful defense against COVID transmission. Keep wearing masks!

While the vaccine rolls out, wearing masks keeps people safe from asymptomatic transmission and helps prevent the spread of new COVID-19 variants.

President Biden’s COVID plan uses Get Us PPE data to demonstrate the urgent need for PPE. Whether you are requesting PPE or donating to our cause, you are helping prevent spread which can save thousands of lives.

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The PPE shortage is nationwide.

The latest PPE Shortage Index indicates our country is still facing a PPE crisis.

Get Us PPE has amassed the largest non-governmental database of PPE shortages in the United States. This data is critical for helping our nonprofit organization get personal protective equipment where it is needed most.

See Data on PPE Shortages

The latest updates from Get Us PPE

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April 8, 2021

PPE Shortage Briefing: PPE Sold on WhatsApp Add to Price Gouging, N95s Remain Inaccessible

N95 masks continue to be in short supply for hospitals and other healthcare professionals despite an excess supply. Meanwhile, PPE sold on WhatsApp, a popular messaging app, has allowed sellers to gouge prices despite a federal crackdown on the practice. 
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April 5, 2021

Hand Sanitizers Recalled, Carcinogens Found

Loosened FDA restrictions allowed new manufacturers to supply the demand for hand sanitizer when the pandemic broke out. But months after, several of these new products have been recalled, with the FDA issuing a list of products consumers should not use. 
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April 3, 2021

What Are N95 Masks and Who Should Wear Them?

With the recent Op-eds and media outlet reports regarding new, and highly transmissible, variants of COVID-19, N95 masks have become a highly sought form of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers and the public alike. But who should wear N95 masks?

The news trusts our organization for factual information

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TIME Magazine has named Shikha Gupta, Get Us PPE Executive Director, to their TIME100 Next list

A look at what it’s like to not have the personal protective equipment you need

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Which items are in highest demand?

Our database of requests has identified significant needs for the following types of personal protective equipment:

N95 Respirators

These masks are critical for protecting frontline workers from infectious droplets and aerosols.

Surgical Masks

Although not as secure as N95 masks, surgical masks do offer a significant degree of protection against droplets with SARS-CoV-2.

Protective Goggles

Eyes and eyelashes are a known source of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, especially in aerosolizing procedures.

Gloves (Nitrile, Non Powdered)

Gloves are a critical item for hand protection, and are facing extreme shortages.

Face Shields

These assist in preventing droplets and airborne SARS-CoV-2 from entering eyes, a known source of transmission.

Wipes & Disinfectant

Wipes are critical for wiping down machinery, workspaces, computers and rooms after use.


These microporous suits are worn over clothing to minimize airborne and droplet transmission via clothing.


Booties are worn over shoes to eliminate floor contact. Useful in situations where sputum or other fluids on the floor may get carried around shoes.


Gowns cover the clothing, though not as effective as coveralls, can provide an additional layer of protection, especially when working directly with COVID-19 patients.

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