September 27, 2022

Child Care Providers Can Request Free PPE Materials

The Department of Health (DOH), Department of General Services (DGS), and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) are collaborating to distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to ensure COVID-19 protection during a fall/winter surge of cases and for other relevant needs, including training purposes.


Entities can request PPE through an online request form. The following resources are intended to support organizations for current or future COVID-19 protection, or other associated purposes (including training purposes) and are available at no cost to the recipient:

  • N95 masks

  • Surgical masks

  • Isolation gowns

  • Face shields

  • Nitrile gloves

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Sanitizing wipes

These resources are not permitted to be used to offset normal operational costs for the procurement of PPE. Providers will be able to indicate requested quantities and size preferences; however, requests for specific brands/styles of products will not be accommodated.

The request form will be kept open and orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis through at least October 2022. Please email with any questions about this program.

More details are available from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

Image: A Trying Together employee stands in a parking lot at a local distribution event.