We get personal protective equipment to those who need it most

Get Us PPE will continue to provide donated PPE at no cost to frontline workers and under-resourced communities through July 2, 2021.

In addition to vaccines, wearing PPE is the most powerful defense against COVID transmission.

President Biden’s COVID plan used Get Us PPE data to demonstrate the urgent need for PPE.

A look at the nationwide shortage of PPE

Requests for PPE

total individual requests for PPE since late March 2020

Donations Delivered

pieces of PPE delivered to frontline workers across the U.S.

Get Us PPE amassed the largest non-governmental database of PPE shortages in the United States to help our nonprofit organization get personal protective equipment to those most in need.

See Data on PPE Shortages

The PPE supply and demand disconnect explained

Did you know that even though manufacturers increased PPE production, it was not reaching many people and facilities in need? Here’s a quick explanation of the imbalance and where it had the largest impact on our nation.

The latest updates from Get Us PPE

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June 18, 2021

The Need for a PPE Clearinghouse

Over the course of the pandemic, the marketplace for vetted, medical-grade PPE has been very difficult to navigate, particularly for small and underserved communities with smaller procurement budgets. Counterfeit PPE and price gouging have been rife as demand surged past need, so much so that the Department of Justice announced the formation of a COVID-19 Fraud Task Force in May 2021. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains a website that lists manufacturers who produce FDA- and NIOSH-approved N95s, for the public good, an expanded and frequently updated, user-friendly federally regulated clearinghouse website should be created for all…
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June 16, 2021

Eye Protection for Healthcare Workers

While it is recommended for unvaccinated individuals to wear masks to protect one’s mouth, nose, and throat from getting infected with the coronavirus, health care professionals who work in medium to high exposure settings are also recommended to wear eye protection, such as face shields and safety goggles to limit eye exposure to air-borne respiratory droplets. This recommendation, suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and seconded by medical expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, is aimed at health care professionals with a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19, to provide them with more methods of protection for the…
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June 9, 2021

Get Us PPE’s Holiday Donation: Be Careful What You Wish For

Determined to find a home for a generous donation of 300,000 pieces of PPE, the resourceful and tenacious staff and volunteers of Get Us PPE found an unlikely partner. Learn how Fender Guitar played an important part in getting PPE to those in need.

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PPE items in highest demand during the pandemic

Our database of requests 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.