April 17, 2020
The Kentucky Department of Public Health (DPH) issued a Request PPE Fact Sheet to provide guidance to any agency, business or healthcare facility that is requesting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC). The guidance applies to: N95 Masks, Isolation Gowns, Face Shields, Surgical (Droplet) Masks, Examination Gloves and Coveralls. The SEOC will distribute PPE according to four tiers of priority as set forth on the Fact Sheet. The Fact Sheet includes a PPE Request Flowchart and notes that the only way to request the PPE is through the links on the Fact Sheet (requests received via e-mail, telephone or text cannot be processed). The DPH has also supplied guidance on Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE. The PPE Fact Sheet, PPE Strategies guidance, and other healthcare provider guidance are posted under the “Healthcare Providers” section of KyCovid19.ky.gov.