Personal Protective Equipment Issues and Professional Direct Care Workers During COVID-19
BriefData Collection & Quality
November 6, 2020
During COVID-19, direct care workers have struggled to access the personal protective equipment (PPE) they needed to keep themselves and their clients safe. To avoid this shortage in the future, the state should: improve PPE distribution; update emergency plans; collaborate with employers to redistribute PPE; create a statewide PPE stockpile; establish a distribution process for Medicaid beneficiaries and workers; and develop a reimbursement process for PPE purchases.