Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Update

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Update

The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has a limited supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) available for long-term care facilities and agencies. These supplies are available to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, enhanced service facilities, supported living agencies, adult family homes, and ICF/IID facilities in which a positive or suspected COVID-19 resident or employee has been identified. The supply includes N95 masks, face shields, gowns, gloves, and other items.

If you have not identified a positive or suspected COVID-19 resident or employee at your facility or agency, DSHS will not fulfill a request for PPE. We want to emphasize that you should continue to use your local health jurisdiction’s process for requesting PPE and other supplies and resources. Please refer to the updated (4/3) DOH guidance on PPE conservation strategies and Washington State Prioritization Guidelines for Allocation of PPE, located on our COVID-19 resource page.


Questions ?  Contact: 

Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN, Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services

LeadingAge Washington
c: 360-691-9281