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 school’s have reopened following the winter break Cal OES has now distributed more than 23 million N95 respirators and KN95 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 1.39 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 20, 2022:
|PPE||Type Amount Distributed|
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 Masks Delivered|
|San Luis Obispo||138,240|
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.