The government is working hard to source personal protective equipment (PPE) and expedite its distribution to groups and organizations in need. Many organizations have already received supply shipments over the past weeks.
If they have not already done so, non-Alberta Health Services (AHS) facilities, such as pharmacies, disability service providers, social service and civil society groups, and independent medical clinics, should submit requests for PPE by emailing email@example.com.
Requests will be quickly processed through the Provincial Operations Centre based on specific need. PPE is being procured through both traditional methods and the Alberta Bits and Pieces Program. This program is helping source equipment and manufacturing opportunities close to home at a time when Albertans need it most.
The Provincial Operations Centre will distribute more than 1,500 orders of PPE in the coming days.
This week, an estimated 400 municipal first responder agencies will receive one million masks and one million pairs of gloves.
More than 1.5 million masks are being distributed to 941 long-term care, designated supportive living, and addiction and mental health facilities.
A large order of PPE is currently being distributed to the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association for distribution to 1,400 pharmacies.
Provincial Online Press Release April 14, 2020 @ 4:25 PM