Tracking PPE Distribution

PPE Data

The state is transitioning to a new system for tracking PPE data. The information below, which is current as of Dec. 28, 2020, will remain static until the project is complete. We anticipate updating the data the week of Jan. 25, 2021. For questions about PPE data, please contact communications@des.wa.gov.

The state has distributed more than 170 million pieces of PPE across Washington.

Purchases

Purchases are the primary way the state has secured PPE. Donations make up about 2 percent of PPE received. Arrival time for orders can range from days to weeks. For three key PPE items - gloves, gowns, and surgical masks – state purchases and donations make up about 99 percent of items received, with the Strategic National Stockpile and other federal supplies making up less than 1 percent. For a fourth key PPE item, Washington purchased more than 2 million N95 respirators under a cost-sharing agreement with FEMA, bringing numbers reflected in the federal supply to 6 percent.

 

Data highlights

December 22-28 purchased, received and distributed items

Received

  • 14.8 million items, including 14.8 million gloves and 38,000 gowns.

Distributed

  • 2.4 million items, including 112,000 N95 respirators, 1.6 million gloves, 563,000 million surgical masks, 850,000 KN95 respirators and 194,000 gowns.

Current data on ventilator receipt and distribution is no longer available within this dashboard due to a separate system for purchase and distribution of this item.

Retooled manufacturers

Local companies have come on-line to ramp up their production capacities and produce items. So far:

  • More than 100 Washington manufacturers have re-tooled.
  • State to purchase the full production capacity from five manufacturers for respirator and surgical masks, hand sanitizer and face shields.
  • Other retooled companies are selling items directly to hospitals and other local entities.
  • Learn more.