To ensure that every school in California can access a ready supply of free, convenient, personal protective equipment (PPE), the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has partnered with the State Department of Education to distribute nearly 21-million additional masks to County Boards of Education across the state.
Since school commenced following the New Year Holiday, Cal OES has distributed 20,997,120 face masks to 51 County Boards of Education across California to be disseminated within their respective jurisdictions.
In addition to what has already been distributed, County Boards of Education may request additional resources including masks, respirators, cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer.
This latest deployment of PPE to schools follows the distribution of more than 1-billion units of PPE already sent to counties, schools, medical facilities and local communities across the state.
The state continues to fulfill orders from local county officials for supplies each week and is filling those orders as they are submitted.
An overview of supplies distributed by county is publicly available on the state’s Covid-19 website here: https://public.tableau.com/views/COVID-19LogisticsDashboard/Logistics?:embed=y&:showVizHome=no#2
These resources are available because California has built a sustainable, reliable, logistics pipeline that allows us to move from a defensive posture to an offensive one.
Even with this latest distribution, California still maintains a robust supply of hundreds of millions of pieces of PPE and other critical supplies that remain available to be rapidly deployed to communities in need.
|County||Total Masks delivered|
|San Luis Obispo||138,240|