The Defense Logistics Agency remains closely coordinated with FEMA and HHS, providing over $500M in lifesaving supplies and equipment to service members and federal agencies in the nation’s whole-of-government approach to the coronavirus pandemic.
The support includes providing sixty decontamination systems that can sterilize up to 80,000 N-95 masks per day each are on order with several already in place over. DLA has also provided over 1,800,000 million N95 respirator masks, 3,200,000 million non-medical and surgical masks, 54,800,000 million exam gloves, 8,000 ventilators, 275,000 isolation and surgical gowns, to our military services, combatant commands and several federal agencies. Additionally, DLA is producing an initial 11,000 face shields via 3D printing, and deliveries are expected to begin in the next few days and continue in the weeks and months ahead. DLA has also stocked the USNS Comfort and Mercy with over $6M in protective equipment, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, fuel and food.
The agency has even provided excess vehicles to state officials for delivering school lunches. Finally, DLA has created National Stock Numbers for items like COVID-19 test kits, patient monitors, and non-medical fabric face masks not previously available in DLA inventory.
Figures are as of April 15, 2020.