Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City stockpile has now amassed over 150 million pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This comes after the City announced its plan to create and maintain a 90-day stockpile of PPE earlier this year.
“A second wave is at our doorstep, and we are taking zero chances on preparedness,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “New York City has stepped up so our frontline heroes and healthcare workers will have what they need to save lives.”
After a month’s long effort, the City now has the following amounts of PPE on hand.
- 45,729,651 isolation gowns;
- 58,058,000 surgical masks;
- 9,356,480 N95 masks;
- 5,855,068 face shields;
- 30,413,300 nitrate gloves;
- 948,050 goggles.
The City’s stockpile is an added level of security for healthcare facilities across the city. Hospitals cannot source from it in lieu of stockpiling their own material to reach the 90-day target, as is required by the State.