Last week, Governor Newsom announced the creation of Safely Making California, an online web portal (The Marketplace) designed to connect California manufacturers to employers who have the need to purchase non-medical grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
As previously reported in Spotlight, Western Growers – along with the Ag Council, California Farm Bureau and several other organizations – partnered with the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) and the State of California to help fill the critical PPE gap during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Marketplace will be built out and improved over the next few weeks, but currently provides a directory of California non-medical grade PPE, such as face masks, face shields, gowns, gloves, sanitizer and wipes.
Public health guidelines require some form of PPE for agricultural employees. Many of our members have faced challenges in acquiring protective gear. At the same time, hundreds of small to mid-sized manufacturers have indicated they stand ready to produce and supply PPE to our industry and others.
Click here to visit the Safely Making California Marketplace.
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