The Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency has signed a $134 million contract award with the Federal Resources Supply Company to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) kits for medical personnel at over 15,000 nursing home locations, DOD spokesman Lt. Col. Mike Andrews announced Thursday.
Andrews said deliveries have started this week in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia and will be completed across the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Guam by the end of June at FEMA-designated priority locations.
"The total quantities required for the kit components are: Eyewear: 1.2 million goggles, Gloves: 64.4 million pairs, Gowns: 12.8 million, Masks: 13.8 million. Distribution plans may be impacted based on the contracted rate of production and material distribution changes based on transportation availability," Andrews said.
This initiative is in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Andrews said.
He added that the department remains closely partnered with FEMA and Human Health Services in providing almost $2.3 billion in life-saving medical services, supplies and equipment to service members and federal agencies in the nation's whole-of-government approach to the coronavirus pandemic.