In an effort to expand the PPE reserves and simplify the PPE process, the state has created a new COVID-19 webpage dedicated to be a one-stop shop for all information related to PPE. The PPE webpage will provide Missouri’s latest information and resources in three categories including how to access PPE, guidance for use and optimization for maintaining your PPE supply for the duration of the COVID-19 epidemic.
You can use this website to access the PPE marketplace, too.
Also, NEW to this website and to the state is the State PPE Reserves option.
Missouri has limited PPE reserves to assist in filling these critical needs and will prioritize healthcare providers providing direct care to confirmed or suspected COVID patients. Note requests should only be submitted after all normal supply chains, including the Missouri COVID Supply Solution (aka Missouri PPE Marketplace), have been exhausted and you have a supply of fourteen days or less on hand as the quantities and types of PPE available through the state are limited. Use this link https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/35c0d11050b04a809028d2caf9fd45fd?portalUrl=http://mophep.maps.arcgis.com to access the PPE Request Form. You will receive an automatically generated email notifying you of receipt of your request. Requests will be evaluated in the order in which they are received. If your request is approved, either in full or partially, you will receive an electronic notification upon shipment. If denied, you will receive an electronic verification of the decision.
PPE options for Non-profits and Governmental Entities
Because we know many of you continue to struggle with obtaining PPE items, we wanted to make sure you are aware that not-for-profit entities may purchase items from Missouri Vocational Enterprises (MVE). MVE operates through Missouri’s Department of Corrections and produces and sells a number of items. MVE may sell these items to any state agency, local government entities, or any not-for-profit agency.
MVE has a variety of janitorial supplies, personal products (soap, toilet tissue, etc.), laundry supplies, and disinfectant supplies. Most of these items can be found on the MVE website (https://docservices.mo.gov/mve/products/consumables/consumable.html). In addition, MVE has recently begun selling certain PPE items including cloth face coverings, isolation gowns, and hand sanitizer (gallon jugs). These items are not listed on their website at this time but information is attached or below. PPE items are being prioritized to state agencies but may also be purchased by local government and not-for-profit entities as supplies are available. For awareness, DMH has received cloth face coverings and hand sanitizer but have not yet received our order for isolation gowns. As with all PPE, some items are more readily available then others.
If you have a need for these items, we would encourage not-for-profit providers to explore all avenues to obtain needed items, including those available through MVE. You can visit their website to see items available and details for the ordering process. To order cloth face masks, isolation gowns, or sanitizer, you may need to call and speak with their customer service staff, they are very helpful – contact numbers can be found on the website. Again, only not-for-profit entities, state agencies, and local government entities may purchase items from MVE.
Finally, in regards to hand sanitizer, it is available in one gallon jugs only. The price per gallon is $20. Orders are limited to 100 gallons per order and no more than one order per week. The product number is F-617 Hand Sanitizer.
We hope this information is helpful to you. Thank you so much for all you do and are doing to provide care and services to our vulnerable populations.