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.
Get Us PPE’s February PPE Shortage Index Shows that community facilities and nonprofits continue to lack medically necessary PPE to protect staff; N95 masks are still not reaching under-resourced facilities.
This month’s Shortage Index shows healthcare workers still lack adequate PPE like N95 masks, nitrile gloves, and disinfectant wipes, leading healthcare workers to reuse N95 masks and gloves. Additionally, new data on PPE prices shows the price of N95 masks and nitrile gloves has shot up since the pandemic.
Monthly Report of PPE Shortage Data Shows 77% of Facilities Have No Supply Remaining of One or More Types of PPE WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 2, 2020. Get Us PPE, the nation’s largest nonprofit delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline facilities in need, today announced the launch of the PPE Shortage Index, a detailed monthly report on the ongoing PPE crisis in the United States. The Index shows that thousands of healthcare facilities and other frontline organizations are still facing alarming shortages of personal protective equipment. In August, 77% of facilities in the Get Us PPE database had no…