Important DHSS Update on PPE and Test Kit Supplies

Notice for Non-State Agency Healthcare Partners: The DHSS PPE Warehouse will end distribution of PPE items from the state cache on June 30, 2023.

This change comes as the federal public health emergency comes to end today, May 11, the supply chain has stabilized resulting in adequate stock at suppliers, and COVID cases/outbreaks trend downward. The State of Missouri plans to maintain a PPE cache for future public health emergencies and enhance overall healthcare preparedness. Facilities should prepare for June 30th by working with multiple vendors to procure supplies and maintain adequate stock that accounts for potential order or allocation delays. DHSS will continue to ship COVID antigen test kits and COVID/FLU antigen test kits as requested. For questions related to the end of PPE shipping, please reach out to