Resource Requests

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is monitoring personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilator shortages within our health care system. This form is capturing your current resource need(s). In completing this form, there is no guarantee your request will be filled. Requests will go through a needs prioritization process. Facilities are required to continue to work within their normal supply chain to obtain PPE. Health care facilities (hospitals, clinics, LTC, EMS, etc.) should continue to work with their Regional Health Care Coalition (HCC) during this response.

The state warehouse is operating Monday – Friday to process and fill PPE requests. Please anticipate your PPE needs and submit requests when you have 4-7 days of supply remaining. Submit a request for a 7-day supply of PPE. As much as possible, plan for upcoming holidays that will impact warehouse operations and shipping availability.

If you have an urgent need for PPE on a holiday or weekend, please submit a REDCap request AND contact your Regional Health Care Preparedness Coordinator (RHPC).

All Facilities should be implementing CDC contingency and crisis strategies to optimize PPE: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/index.html

Long Term Care Facilities can access the PPE Grid to assist in implementing require contingency and crisis conservation strategies located on the MDH website: https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/ep/surge/crisis/ppegrid.pdf

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