An Agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Emergency Support Team (VEST) Status: Monitoring

VEOC Activation Status: Orange

Private Sector Resources: COVID-19

This resource is maintained by Private Sector Partners

We appreciate the partnership with our Private Sector Partners and questions and offers for goods and services. The purpose of this page is to provide a comprehensive source of information and resources for our private sector partners.

Quick Links

Private Sector Program Resources for Business and Industry

Businesses Seeking PPE

  • https://eva.virginia.gov/eva-emergency-notices.html Click on COVID-19 Emergency Vendor List.  Currently there are 104 vendors. Many of these are specific PPE
  • In order to purchase from the Amazon COVID19 Supplies Hub, a business must first sign up on Amazon Business.  The link to sign up can be accessed using this url:  https://business.amazon.com/en/work-with-us/healthcare/covid-19-supplies
  • https://www.mcclungcompanies.com/vma  – this is a Virginia initiative; they are currently working on the ‘shopping cart’ functionality of the site to permit healthcare and government entities to purchase
  • www.ppeconsortium.com – We help medical practices, dental practices, and other organizations (i.e., nursing homes, schools, clinics, restaurants, childcare providers) smartly save money on PPE purchases by aggregating their PPE requirements to negotiate competitive discounts with our 40+ suppliers-partners.
  • If the entity is private sector, please provide them with this website if they are looking for vendors of PPE:  https://www.projectn95.org/.

Businesses Offering PPE

To share offers of assistance for goods or services please fill out the survey found here http://virginia.gov/covid19supplies.  Please provide as much detail on the type of services or equipment you have available. For each item, please include, if appropriate, if items meet appropriate FDA, NIOSH, OSHA regulations and let us know the quantity of each item that you can provide and the timing for delivery.  This is not a commitment but an attempt to obtain more information. As you can imagine, we are seeing an increase in offers so please bear with us while we evaluate and assess the appropriate action for each.

Current areas of needs include:

  • N95 respirators
  • Surgical masks
  • Medical gowns
  • Goggles
  • Coveralls
  • Face shields
  • Test kits
  • Ventilators
  • Hospital beds, mattresses
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant
  • Medical isolation gowns

If you have products you are offering for purchase and are not already registered as a vendor with the Commonwealth please do so at eVA Vendor Registration link https://eva.virginia.gov/register-now.html (this is not necessary for donations).

For questions about essential services please review Executive Orders 53 and 55, and any Guidance related to those Orders, and determine whether they can continue operations. At this time, no documentation is required to continue operating within the parameters of any statewide Order. If you feel that you still have questions after reviewing these documents, you may contact the Governor’s Office of Commerce and Trade at commerce.trade@governor.virginia.gov

For workplace related medical or health questions please go to http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/frequently-asked-questions/business-and-workplaces/

For clinical questions about Coronavirus can be directed to 877-ASK-VDH3 or please email vdh-constituent_mail@vdh.virginia.gov . You can also visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/

Please email private.sector@vdem.virginia.gov with questions about emergency relief efforts.

VDEM Weekly Private Sector Calls

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s Private Sector Program will hold a call weekly on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm eastern

The call-in information is:

Dial in: 888-843-7185

Participant Passcode: 6807062

Federal Information and Resources  

National Emergency Declaration https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2020/03/13/covid-19-emergency-declaration

DOT Nationwide Emergency Declaration and Resources https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency-declarations

Federal Stimulus Bill (CARES Act) https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3548/text

 

SBA Disaster Support Resources:

Cloth masks should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use and fully dried prior to use. It is reasonable to recommend daily washing (i.e., once per 24 hours), for instance, if a person wears a mask daily.  It would also be important for those wearing masks to wash their hands before and after mask removal and avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing the face covering.  CDC specifically references machine washing.  Hand washing is not mentioned in CDC guidance, but provided this could be done to avoid splashes to the face, it is reasonable to believe that hand washing could be an acceptable alternative if machine washing was not available.

Resource Download
CDCL Cloth Mask Overview Link
CDC: Cloth Mask Q&A Link