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Manufacturing Critical Supplies for COVID-19 Response

North Carolina has an opportunity and need for manufacturers interested in producing critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies.
DETAILS: North Carolina Emergency Management has assembled a vetting team to review vendors wishing to be considered for the procurement actities underway at the N.C. Emergency Operations Center. N.C. Emergency Management has identified a list of healthcare products in critical need. Healthcare products urgently needed include: Surgical masks (ear-loop, 3-ply), N95 respirator (must be NIOSH approved), Surgical gowns, Face shields/Eye protection, Yellow isolation gowns (universal or XL), Blue poly gowns (universal or XL), Shoe Covers, Hand Sanitizer, Antibacterial Soap, Disinfecting Spray (Liquid), Disinfecting Wipes, Bleach, Ventilators w/accessories, Air-purifying respirators (PAPR/CAPRs), PAPR Hood, PAPR Filters, PAPR Batteries, Goggles, Tyvek Suits, Coveralls, P99 and N100 Respirators, Bouffant Cap, Boot Covers for Tyvek Suits, Protect Foam (Foaming Antibacterial Barrier).
NEXT STEPS: If your company is interested, please email VendorHelp.COVID19@dhhs.nc.gov.

Medical providers seeking PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and manufacturers willing to assist can connect using a new website.
DETAILS: The Carolina Textile District, a member governed network of textile manufacturers in North and South Carolina and beyond, has created a website to connect organizations.
NEXT STEPS: Review more details here.

Click here to read EDPNC's Guidance for Producers of Critical Medical Equipment and Supplies.
This document includes information on supply chain resources throughout the state, how to pivot your manufacturing to that of PPE materials, as well as other resources.