Personal Protective Equipment Needed for COVID-19 Response

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Personal Protective Equipment Needed for COVID-19 Response

Dear Licensee:

The following is a communication that the Division of Professions and Occupations at DORA is distributing on behalf of Colorado Governor Jared Polis. Please note, DORA is not currently accepting or distributing these items, and all contributions as well as requests for PPE will need to adhere to the instructions outlined in the Governor's letter, below.

Thank you for all you are doing in our state's time of need.


Ronne Hines

Director, Division of Professions and Occupations

A Letter to Colorado Healthcare and Health Services Professionals from Governor Jared Polis

As the State of Colorado comes together to respond to Conoravirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) we are faced with a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our health care workforce.  As you know from your own experience, without this protection, our health care workforce is unable to perform their critical duties and our health care system can not operate at the capacity we need in this crisis. 

Today, I am reaching out to you because I need your help to save the lives of our fellow Coloradans. I am requesting that you review all of the PPE in stock in your offices. 

Specifically, we are looking for information regarding the quantity of the following pieces of equipment: 

  • Eye protection and goggles
  • Face shields
  • Surgical masks - with shields
  • Surgical masks - without shields
  • N95 masks
  • Non-sterile gloves
  • Sterile gloves
  • Disposable gowns
  • Biohazard bags
  • Anesthesia machines
  • Ventilators, whether in use for medical care, animal care, or research.

I am asking for you to keep the bare minimum amount of supply you need to conduct essential or life saving functions, and contribute the remainder to our state's COVID19 response. 

If you have small quantities of supplies to contribute, between 1-25 boxes of personal protective equipment  (i.e., six boxes of protective eye glasses) we ask that you donate these supplies to your local public health department, local community health center, community clinic, or local hospital. 

If you have more than 25 boxes, or the pieces of larger equipment such as anesthesia machines or ventilators, we ask that you fill out THIS FORM, so we can determine if these items are needed in our state’s emergency supply. Once we receive your form entry, we will follow up with you to determine next steps. Please complete THIS FORM by Friday, March 27 at noon.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this request.  Working together, we can get through this crisis. 

If you have questions about this request please reach email   .


Jared Polis


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How to Request PPE

If you or your organization are experiencing a shortage or outage of personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, gowns, etc) to conduct essential or life saving functions during this crisis, please reach out to your local emergency manager or local public health department. These entities are connected to the state's emergency operations center through their local/Tribal emergency operations center, and are the best contact for your request. Thank you for your work serving Coloradans during this difficult time.  


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