Personal protective equipment (PPE) is defined as, but not limited to, gloves, masks, eye protection, gowns, aprons and boots.
HIDOE school, complex area and state office requests for PPE will be filled to the highest standard achievable based on assessments of current and future PPE needs for individuals or groups of higher risk of exposure. Given the dynamic nature of the pandemic, requests are subject to considerations of the overall response needs and supply chain limitations. HIDOE continues to receive PPE supplies from the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency as well as purchases coordinated through the Department's Office of Facilities and Operations (OFO).
OFO will work and consult with HIDOE's Office of Talent Management and Office of Student Support Services to determine the appropriate PPE needed for various categories of employees. Needs will be based on the risk of exposure levels described by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Click below for the latest PPE distribution lists sorted by school.