The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has Distributed Over 1.39 Billion Pieces of PPE to Californians


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
N95s 229,994,933
KN95s 22,338,949
Surgical Masks 577,662,281
Cloth Masks 61,353,036
Face Shields 34,664,043
Goggles 4,510,972
Gowns 47,421,038
Coveralls 1,845,731
Gloves 413,460,303


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
Alameda 860,160
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
Monterey 76,800
Napa 76,800
Nevada 46,080
Orange 1,781,760
Placer 291,840
Plumas 15,360
Riverside 1,628,160
Sacramento 952,320
San Benito 46,080
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 Barbara 276,480
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
TOTAL 23,531,520


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.