Personal Protective Equipment, known as PPE, can be powerful tools in the fight against COVID-19. Items like face masks, gloves and face shields, help minimize the spread of the virus when close contact is necessary. For many who receive support with personal care, PPE is a key tool to help keep them protected.
Summit DD Can Help
At times, it has been difficult for people to find or purchase PPE and disinfectant. That’s why Summit DD is doing everything we can to help.
“We are committed to supporting providers’ and families’ efforts to acquire PPE and other health and safety supplies during the Covid-19 pandemic,” explained Senior Manager of Community Supports and Development, Joe DiFranco.
DiFranco and his team have worked diligently throughout 2020 to find, purchase and distribute crucial cleaning supplies and PPE to local disability providers and individuals, in an effort to minimize their risk of exposure to COVID-19. To date, Summit DD has distributed more than 67,000 PPE items to our provider community.
- 49,584 disposable masks
- 4,221 face shields
- 2,717 gowns
- 1,369 bottles of hand sanitizer
- 1,120 Shoe covers
- 987 boxes of gloves (100 per box)
- 789 quarts of disinfectant cleaner
- 183 Thermometers
- 6,500+ Cloth masks
How to Request PPE or Cleaning Supplies
If you or your family member are in need of supplies, we can help. You can request supplies in a number of ways:
- Fill out our PPE request form, – OR –
- e-mail: COVID@summitdd.org, – OR –
- Call 330-634-8800 and leave a message
(Please note: All requests are subject to the availability of supplies.)
Still have questions?
If you have additional questions, please contact your Summit DD SSA, RSS, or Developmental Specialist. They can help you navigate specific questions.