Public Health Agency Supply Management Guidance

April 8, 2021

CDC Guidance

DOHMH Guidance

Item Date Updated
Strategies for Reuse and Extended Use of PPE During COVID-19 Outbreak 4/6/2020
Health Advisory #8: COVID-19 Update for New York City: Geared toward health care workers and addresses managing PPE needs, PPE stockpile supplies, and COVID-19 testing criteria and infection control. 3/20/2020
Information on Strategic National Stockpile Ventilator Features 3/25/2020
Health Alert #9: Conserve all PPE: Asks that all facilities immediately employ PPE conservation measures recommended by DOHMH and CDC. 4/1/2020
Face Coverings: Frequently Asked Questions 6/8/2020
Health Alert #10: COVID-19 Updates for New York City Face Mask Use Policy, Swab Shortage, Reporting COVID-19 Related Deaths and Crisis Communication Resources 4/11/2020
Surge Capacity and Health Care Worker Protective Clothing During COVID-19 Care 5/24/2020
Health Advisory #20: Updated Guidance for Health Care Personnel on Personal Protective Equipment for COVID-19 and Work Restrictions Following Exposure 6/25/2020
2021 Health Advisory #4: Updated Guidance for Use of Respirators by Health Care Personnel Caring for Patients With and Without COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings 3/12/2021

DOH Guidance

Item Date Updated
Options when Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in Short Supply or Not Available 4/2/2020
Interim Guidance on Executive Order 202.16 Requiring Face Coverings for Public and Private Employees Interacting with the Public During the COVID-19 Outbreak 4/14/2020
Dear Hospital Administrator Letter: explains how hospitals can request an extension to comply with regulation that requires hospitals to create and maintain a 60-day inventory of personal protective equipment by August 31, 2020, and a 90-day supply by September 30, 2020. 8/31/2020

Other Guidance

Item Date Updated
Recommendations for Modification of Ventilators (FDA) 3/22/2020
Ventilator Supply Mitigation Strategies: Letter to Health Care Providers (FDA) 3/22/2020
Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (Revised) 5/1/2020
Enforcement Policy for Gowns, Other Apparel, and Gloves During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency 3/1/2020
Temporary Guidance for Tight-Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (OSHA) 10/2/2020
Personal Protective Equipment Preservation Strategies: offers strategies to plan and implement PPE preservation and details ways to obtain new PPE supplies, either from commercial vendors or through state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions or Federal channels. 11/18/2020
Decontamination Systems for Personal Protective Equipment EUAs (FDA): includes templates to facilitate EUA preparation, submission, and authorization. 1/22/2021

HealthEquip App

The HealthEquip App is a free app that matches US hospitals treating COVID-19 patients and in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) with available donations for those supplies. The app is provided by a coalition that includes Microsoft, the AHA, UPS, Kaiser Permanente, Goodwill, Merit Solutions, and consulting firm Kearney. The AHA is sharing this app with hospitals through its 100 Million Mask Challenge as a way to help facilitate a more efficient means of distributing critically needed PPE to frontline health care workers.