Millions of PPE Items Distributed to Support in-School Learning Across Ohio

(Ohio) - The Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) began partnering at the beginning of the school year to deliver supplies to each of Ohio’s 51 Educational Service Centers (ESCs) for use in Ohio schools.

To date, according to a release, ESCs have received 11,368,000 masks, 8,243,000 gloves, 65,000 gowns, 14,360 face shields, and 720 gallons of hand sanitizer.

ODH recently released updated guidance on out-of-school quarantining in an effort to keep kids learning in school as much as possible.

DAS and ODH continue to work with the ESCs to assist with the logistics of distribution of the PPE. While supplies remain, districts will have an additional five opportunities through December to order more items for their schools. DAS and ODH will also continue to distribute PPE to health care providers, libraries, social service agencies, and others in need of this vital equipment. 

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