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HEROES ACT: Week of Action 

By Advocacy

By: Varsha Venkatakrishna and Lauren Kerr GetUsPPE, alongside a coalition of labor and organizing partners, is hosting a HEROES ACT: Week of Action to urge the Senate to pass the HEROES Act (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act). The bill is comprehensive, covering medical supply chains, employees and families, and vulnerable groups. It aims to mitigate the economic and public health effects of future stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Passing the HEROES Act will be critical in mitigating the effects of future outbreaks, particularly as states begin reopening. In its current format, the act will: Scale the national…

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Hancock Park Elementary School Students

Kindergarten Class Votes to Donate Field Trip Funds to Help Healthcare Workers

By PPE Insights, Schools

In Los Angeles, California, a year spent learning about the power of kindness has paid off for a class of kindergartners at Hancock Park Elementary.  For many students in America, the Spring 2020 semester started off like any other. Christine Choi’s class of five and six-year-olds was no exception. They were tasked with raising money for a number of field trips planned for the latter half of the semester. But when COVID-19 began to spread in early March in the U.S, many schools made the difficult decision to suspend in-person classes after Spring Break, canceling group activities, including the field…

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Get Us PPE’s Dr. Megan Ranney Testifies at Congressional Briefing to Protect Frontline and Essential Workers

By Advocacy, PPE Insights, Stories From the Frontlines

By Alison Mosier-Mills, a blog contributor at On Thursday, May 21, GetUsPPE’s Dr. Megan Ranney testified before the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus. She discussed the impact of the crisis on medical staff and first responders, highlighting the urgent need for protective gear and proposing a path toward a sustainable and equitable supply chain. These priorities will be essential to providing high-quality care to Covid-19 patients while also ensuring the well-being of the frontline workers who treat them.  Across the country, hospitals have been overwhelmed by the volume of patients requiring intensive treatment for Covid-19—and many frontline healthcare workers…

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Plane delivery with 2 volunteers

Get Us PPE’s Big Delivery with Boston Scientific and Amazon, and PPE for Native American Nations

By Communities in Need of PPE, PPE Shortage Briefing

By Amanda Peery-Wolf Breaking News at GetUsPPE We all need good news right about now. So at GetUsPPE, we were heartened by a major accomplishment this week, which we achieved thanks to some of the experienced doctors and scrappy volunteers on our team, along with two industry-leading businesses. In a joint effort with Boston Scientific and Amazon, GetUsPPE delivered one million face shields to hospitals and health centers in more than 40 US states and territories. Read all about it in our Press Release.  This story begins with the healthcare workers who registered their need for PPE on our site,…

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“Like building a boat while you’re on the ocean in a storm”: A conversation with Jo Overton of Protect Native Elders

By Advocacy, Communities in Need of PPE, Interviews, PPE Insights

Interviewed and edited by Erika Lynn-Green and Daniel Packard This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity  On the origins of Protect Native Elders          My name is Jo Overton. I am an enrolled tribal member of, what the federal government calls, the Rosebud Sioux. However, we call ourselves the Sicangu Lakota. My family continues to live on the reservation. I live in Utah. [Protect Native Elders] all started with a conversation that I had with a friend, Andi. I’m pretty sure she’s the one who introduced me to Tyrone Whitehorse. Tyrone and I were talking about doing masks….

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Other Important COVID-19 Projects

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There are a lot of people working to bend the curve, support healthcare workers, find the best treatment and overall fight this pandemic. The following is a list of other projects you may be interested in following or contributing to. Data State responses and outcome reporting Medical Provider Information Sharing Medical Provider-only, anonymous (if you want) chat group (Slack + sponsored) Call For Ideas, conservation of PPE via JAMA Mental Health NAMI guide on mental health during this pandemic Medical Resources Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources (NEJM), Ethics

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Help Ease Hospital Traffic

By Advocacy, PPE Insights

The first way to help is to stay home and practice social distancing – this is the most effective way to curb the spread. The less people that get sick, the less strain there is on the healthcare system. The CDC has published guidelines on what to do if you are sick. Here is a selection from the guidelines [SOURCE: CDC]: Stay home except to get medical care Stay home: Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public…

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How can I help?

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Thank you for your help! An easy and impactful way to help is to get the word out to your friends, family, and coworkers. Follow and share us widely on social media: Twitter (@getusppe), Facebook (, Instagram (@getusppe), LinkedIn ( Once you’ve done that, here are some ways you can get involved: Donate supplies from business, your garages and closets, or make them with the guides provided. On our site, you can quickly filter our database of more than 1,000 U.S. hospitals accepting PPE contributions by Region, State, and Type of PPE requested. Each hospital has provided instructions on how they can receive donations most efficiently. If you need…

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