Getting PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to Healthcare Workers

Healthcare workers are frontline fighters against COVID-19, but they face critical shortages of Personal Protective Equipment nationwide. GetUsPPE is a nonprofit, grassroots coalition mobilized to address the PPE shortage and keep the people who care for us safe and well.

Help Prevent the Second Wave:

Collect Data from Healthcare Facilities

GetUsPPE is the largest national organization getting personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline workers to keep them safe and well. Since our founding in late March, we have delivered over 1.5 million units of donated PPE to healthcare workers in need, from NYC to the Navajo Nation. We are also committed to doing our part to address systemic inequality through the fair and just distribution of PPE.

GetUsPPE is looking for phone banking volunteers to find out the current PPE needs of healthcare facilities. You must be willing to commit to a 1-hour training and about 5-6 hours of calling. This effort will allow us to collect data on where lifesaving equipment is needed most and connect PPE with healthcare workers in order to keep them safe and well in the face of a possible second wave.

Several training sessions will be held June 8 – June 12 in order to best accommodate your schedule. Phone banking will take place between June 15 – June 19.

GetUsPPE needs as many as 250 volunteers for this project, and every individual helps. Sign up here.

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How You Can Help

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High Demand PPE Items

We have significant needs for the following items:

N95 Respirators

These masks are critical in protecting healthcare 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/Eyelashes are a known source of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, especially in aerosolizing procedures.

Gloves (Nitrile, Non Powdered)

Glove, a critical item in hospital patient care and hand protection, face extreme shortages.

Face Shields

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

Wipes & Disinfectant

These wipes are critical to wiping down medical machinery, workspaces, computers and rooms after patients have been in them.


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


Booties are worn over shoes to eliminate floor contact and can be useful in situations where there might be sputum or other fluids on the floor that could get carried around the hospital or to the healthcare worker’s home on their shoes.


Gowns cover the clothing, and thought not as effective as coveralls, they can provide an additional layer of protection, especially when working with COVID-19 patients directly and performing risky procedures.

Our Data

The majority of surveyed institutions have less than 2 weeks of PPE supply remaining

Sign the Petition

Healthcare workers across the world are demanding PPE.
Join us in a call to action from the federal government to help now.

Call your senator now and urge them to help us solve the PPE shortage.