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Santa Clara County Health Officer Order to Gather Information on Local Supplies of Personal Equipment and Ventilators

This Health Officer Order requires all entities and individuals in the County to disclose, on a one-time basis, any large inventories of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators.

​Link:  Download PDF version​ of the full order​​   (Updated Order: 5/13/2020)

One-Time PPE Inventory Survey

What items must be reported?​

If you have more than the quantities of these supplies, listed below, you are required to provide your inventory via the surveys above.

Supply Item Quantity to Report
Nitrile gloves More than 5,000 items
Vinyl gloves More than 5,000 items
Medical-grade N95 masks More than 500 items
Non-medical grade N95 masks More than 500 items
Surgical or procedure masks More than 500 items
Safety goggles with extensions to cover the sides of eyes More than 100 items
Face shields that cover from ear to ear and down to the chin More than 100 items
Long-sleeved protective gowns of any type More than 100 items
Long-sleeved protective coveralls of any type More than 100 items
Hair-covering bonnets of any type More than 500 items
Shoe coverings of any type More than 500 items
Bleach wipes More than 100 items
Sani-Wipes or Sani-Cloths More than 100 containers
Small or medium hand sanitizers greater than 8 oz. that are recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as effective in combatting COVID-19 More than 100 items
Gallon or larger hand sanitizers that are recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as effective in combatting COVID-19 More than 10 items
Clinical Powered Air Purifying Respirator (“PAPR”) hoods More than 2 hoods
Clinical PAPR complete systems minus hood More than 2 systems
Controlled Air Purifying Respirator (“CAPR”) complete systems minus disposable parts More than 2 systems
CAPR disposable lenses More than 10 items
CAPR disposable cuffs More than 10 items
CAPR shrouds or hoods More than 10 items
Critical Care Ventilators (including High Frequency Ventilators) excluding those limited to neonatal use No minimum
Transport/Portable Ventilators excluding those limited to neonatal use More than 1 ventilator
CPAP/BiPAP devices approved for invasive use More than one device
Anesthesia machines No minimum
Novel Ventilators with FDA Emergency Use Authorization More than 1 ventilator

What is the goal of the order to report inventories of PPE and ventilators?

The order to report inventories of PPE and ventilators allows the Public Health Department to:

  1. ​Know what supplies currently exist in the County.
  2. Appropriately plan for a potential hospital surge.
  3. Ensure the health and safety of frontline medical workers and patients.

How does a one-time inventory help?

PPE and ventilators are necessary to protect patients, healthcare providers, first responders, and other medical staff in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and continue delivering critical healthcare services. The order will ensure that the Health Officer has sufficient information regarding the availability of PPE and ventilators to adequately plan for the needs of medical staff and patients.

How do I disclose my PPE or ventilator inventory to the Public Health Department?

You can complete the One-Time PPE Inventory Survey, using the above link. Inventories can be completed in English, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Does the Order require me to donate my PPE or ventilators?

No. This Order only requires you to provide an inventory of PPE or ventilators in your possession. Donations of brand new sealed PPE or ventilators in any condition can be made through VMC Foundation.

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Last updated: 5/14/2020 11:53 AM