PROTECTING THE STAFF AND CLIENTS FROM CONTRACTING COVID-19
The Regional Response Team’s PPE Coordination Campaign works to protect the staff and clients of social sector organizations from contracting COVID-19. Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE”, is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. During the COVID-19 pandemic, PPE could include masks, gowns, gloves, eye protection and more. PPE helps protect healthcare workers and others who works closely with the public from both contracting and spreading the COVID-19 infection. Read more research about PPE here.
TAKE THE QUARTERLY PPE SURVEY
The purpose of the Quarterly PPE Survey is to understand the current use, need, and access to PPE across the social service sector in the St. Louis region. The data will be used to inform regional organizing, donation solicitation, and the equitable allocation of PPE to organizations serving vulnerable populations in priority zip codes disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
The Regional Response Team is checking in about your PPE needs. Please see below for instructions in updating information about PPE needs. If you do not have updates then we will keep your information on file.
- My organization no longer needs PPE: https://forms.gle/
- My organization needs PPE and/or can provide an update on its PPE needs: https://redcap.mimh.
If your organization has previously taken one of our PPE surveys, its representative should have already received an email with your organization’s unique survey link.
If you organization has not previously taken one of our PPE surveys, please note the following. This survey is intended for social service organizations doing “essential work.” It would be best completed by someone who is familiar with their organization’s PPE supplies, frontline work, and approximate client and staff demographics.
READ THE Quarterly PPE SURVEY REPORT
Thank you to everyone who took the Quarterly PPE Survey. The purpose of the Quarterly PPE Survey is to understand the current use, need, and access to PPE across the social service sector in the St. Louis region. The data will be used to inform regional organizing, donation solicitation, and the equitable allocation of PPE to organizations serving vulnerable populations in priority zip codes disproportionately affected by COVID-19. You can read the full report here.DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT HERE
FLEX WAREHOUSE SECURED FOR PPE STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION
In January 2021, we secured a warehouse to increase capacity for the region’s PPE distribution network. Thank you to donor Greater St. Louis and our fiscal sponsor St. Louis Community Foundation! We have begun accepting donations there for the Regional Response Team and can store PPE on behalf of any of our PPE distribution partners. Reach out if you need to borrow space or have supplies to donate!
Our first donations for 2021 come from the U.S. Census Bureau, which donated 8,500 cloth masks, and Adventist Community Services, which donated 6,000 medical gowns for non-surgical use. Thank you!