Continuing to actively work to stop the spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron Variant, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) continues to rapidly distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to schools, counties, and medical facilities across the state.
In the two weeks since schools have reopened following the winter break Cal OES has now distributed more than 30 million N95 respirators, KN95 masks and children surgical masks to county Boards of Education to be widely shared with teachers, staff, and students within their respective jurisdictions.
This latest distribution of PPE to schools, is just the latest chapter in an ongoing campaign by Cal OES to ensure that Californians have a ready supply free, convenient and safe PPE.
Since the start of the pandemic the Cal OES has distributed over 1.6 billion pieces of PPE to Californians.
The breakdown below shows the number of PPE items distributed to schools by County. The graphic below shows the distribution of critical supplies distributed as of January 28, 2022:
|PPE||Type Amount Distributed|
|Children Sized Masks||6,861,400|
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.
|County||Total Adult Masks Delivered|
|San Luis Obispo||138,240|
In addition to sending adult sized mask, Cal OES has distributed over 6.8 million child size masks to counties.
|County||Total Child Masks Delivered|
|San Luis Obispo||51,000|
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.