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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HHS/ASPR Strategic National Stockpile

Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Strategic National Stockpile's role is to supplement state and local medical supplies and equipment during public health emergencies. The supplies, medicines, and devices for lifesaving care contained in the stockpile can be used as a short-term, stopgap buffer when the immediate supply of these materials may not be available or sufficient.

As part of the ongoing response, the SNS has deployed personal protective equipment (PPE), including N95 respirators, surgical and face masks, face shields, gloves, and disposable gowns, to help prevent COVID-19 transmission in all 50 states, the nation’s four largest cities, and U.S. territories and ventilators to areas in need. The SNS is also working with its partners across the federal government to coordinate logistics operations in order to leverage all available resources to support the COVID-19 response.

Stockpiled Ventalators  Requesting Assets from the SNS Tribal Access to the SNSDeploying PPE and Other Medical Supplies Procurement of N95 Respirators or Other Surgical Masks
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  • This page last reviewed: October 09, 2020