CDFA Releases List of Personal Protective Equipment Suppliers and Vendors
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has released a list of personal protective equipment (PPE) vendors and suppliers on its CDFA COVID-19 webpage to assist employers — who bear the primary responsibility for providing PPE — in locating necessary equipment. The CDFA notes that as California begins to relax safer-at-home orders and opens up the economy, there will be more demands for PPE and cautions that N95 masks will remain scarce for the foreseeable future.
The Cal-OES Sate Operations Center has made available two million surgical masks and 10,000 cloth masks for farmworkers and other agricultural employees. These supplies will be shipped to County Ag Commissioner’s offices to meet local needs. This is a one-time emergency shipment designed to fill the gap until the supply chain can meet the high-volume demand for such equipment.