Cal OES Facilitates Distribution of More Than 20-Million Face Masks to County Boards of Education Across California


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:

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
Amador                       30,720
Butte                    122,880
Calaveras                       30,720
Colusa                       30,720
Contra Costa                    675,840
Del Norte                       30,720
El Dorado                    122,880
Fresno                    798,720
Glenn                       30,720
Humboldt                       76,800
Imperial                    153,600
Inyo                       30,720
Kern                    768,000
Kings                    122,880
Lake                       46,080
Lassen                       15,360
Los Angeles                5,468,160
Madera                    122,880
Marin                    138,240
Mariposa                       15,360
Mendocino                       61,440
Merced                    230,400
Modoc                       15,360
Mono                       15,360
Napa                       76,800
Nevada                       46,080
Orange                1,781,760
Placer                    291,840
Plumas                       15,360
Sacramento                    952,320
San Bernardino                1,551,360
San Diego                1,920,000
San Francisco                    245,760
San Joaquin                    583,680
San Luis Obispo                    138,240
San Mateo                    368,640
Santa Clara                    998,400
Santa Cruz                    153,600
Shasta                    107,520
Siskiyou                       30,720
Solano                    245,760
Sonoma                    261,120
Stanislaus                    430,080
Sutter                       92,160
Tehama                       46,080
Trinity                       15,360
Tulare                    399,360
Tuolumne                       30,720
Ventura                    522,240
Yolo                    122,880
Yuba                       61,440