COVID-19: Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Feb 24, 2021
President Biden will sign an executive order to create more resilient and secure supply chains for critical and essential goods, the White House announced, calling last year’s shortages of personal protective equipment for front-line health care workers “unacceptable.”
Feb 19, 2021
3M recently released guidance to help customers identify fraudulent surgical respirators in response to growing reports of fraud related to three of its respirator models.
Feb 1, 2021
The Department of Defense awarded Ellume USA $231.8 million to ramp up domestic production of its COVID-19 diagnostic test, the first test users can perform fully at home without a prescription.
Jan 25, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration reissued emergency use authorizations for 10 systems authorized to decontaminate certain N95 respirators. 
Jan 21, 2021
President Biden today took a number of actions, including signing a series of executive orders (EOs), aimed at addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan 14, 2021
AHA, through the 100 Million Mask Challenge, continues to work with novel manufacturers and suppliers to support hospitals’ and health systems’ PPE needs.
Jan 8, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to place unprecedented demands on America’s health care system. The recent sharp increase in the number of patients needing acute hospital care means that some hospitals could face more significant shortages of staff and medical supplies such as personal protective…
Jan 6, 2021
In this podcast, Priya Bathija, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at the AHA, moderates a discussion between Tom Nordwick, CEO of Uvalde Memorial Hospital, and Phil Sklar, Co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, on continued PPE needs of hospitals and how non-…
Jan 4, 2021
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended through June 30, 2021, with changes, a temporary final rule designating certain scarce health and medical resources exclusively for domestic use during the COVID-19 pandemic.