SF Just Got a Huge Donation of Medical Supplies
Mayor London Breed And Supervisor Catherine Stefani Announce Critical Donation Of Needed Personal Protective Equipment
Supplies—including surgical masks, gloves, surgical gowns, and thermometers—provided by Flexport will go directly to San Francisco’s frontline workers
Mayor London N. Breed and Supervisor Catherine Stefani announced on 3/21/20 a large donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers. Flexport, a San Francisco-based company, donated surgical masks, gloves, gowns, and thermometers to San Francisco’s efforts to respond to COVID-19. Supervisor Stefani was instrumental in coordinating the donation of the PPE, which will be put to immediate use through the Emergency Operations Center.
Emergency Supply Donation to SF
Flexport delivered the following supplies to San Francisco’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Moscone Center on Friday, March 20:
- 60,000 surgical masks
- 34,000 gloves
- 2,000 surgical gowns
- 50 thermometers
These supplies will be delivered directly to frontline workers through the Department of Public Health’s Department Operations Center. Mayor Breed and City leaders will continue to work with private companies to secure more PPE for workers.
“Our frontline healthcare workers and first responders are doing heroic work to protect people and save lives during this crisis,” said Mayor Breed. “As we plan for the surge of medical cases in our hospitals, we need more equipment to protect our workers and keep them healthy and safe. Here in San Francisco, we aren’t waiting around and hoping this equipment appears – we are doing the work to find it anywhere we can. We are grateful to Flexport for providing these supplies at this critical moment in our City’s response.”
As part of the City’s response to coronavirus, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is coordinating the supply of PPE in San Francisco. The EOC is working closely with health systems throughout the City, the California Department of Public Health, and federal partners to obtain additional shipments of PPE while coordinating the allocation of PPE where it is needed throughout the health system.
Flexport is a freight forwarding and customs brokerage company that was founded with the goal of modernizing global trade. Flexport combines advanced cloud technology and analytics logistics infrastructure, and the human expertise it takes to make global supply chains more efficient and transparent.