Washington State Department of Health sent this bulletin
PPE Available from the State
The state personal protective equipment (PPE) stockpile (referred to as “the backstop”) has been available to help support state agencies, counties, tribes and other partners through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The state backstop will be available to meet COVID-19 PPE requests through Oct. 31, 2021. Now is the time to submit requests for PPE through your county emergency managers.
State, local, and tribal agencies, partner associations, health care providers, including long-term services and supports providers (e.g. adult family homes, supported living agencies, home care agencies, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities), and businesses are encouraged to order PPE to return state backstops to pre-COVID levels and allow entities to utilize existing available PPE before it expires. Read entire bulletin, including how to order, here.
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The Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association first began as the Acupuncture Association of Washington 36 years ago. The organization helped to provide a unified legislative voice for our profession. In fact, our founders were integral in helping establish the legal practice of Eastern Medicine in Washington state. Our all-volunteer Board of Directors currently consists of 9 democratically elected professionals in the field.