COVID Prevention and Response Phase III Announcement – FREE PPE Kits are on their Way!

The Department of Health and Senior Services COVID Prevention and Response Project will embark upon Phase III this April. This final Phase will include free PPE items shipped directly to all Missouri Skilled Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities and Residential Care Facilities. These kits are being provided free of charge through the Nursing Home & Long-Term Care Facility Strike Team and Infrastructure Project.

Each Phase III PPE Kit will include Nitrile Gloves, Gowns, Isolation Masks (all in various sizes) and COVID test kits. Shipments will be coming to facilities directly from Concordance Healthcare via UPS. Shipments dates and information will be shared on the DHSS Listserv. Signatures will be required by the UPS driver, so please alert your office staff of the expected delivery. These medical items will assist all long-term care facilities in providing needed infection protection for residents, staff, and visitors.

Please watch the DHSS Listserv for additional information on when Concordance begins shipping these PPE items.

As always should you have any questions regarding this project, please contact me at