The Vita Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) initiative was launched in rapid response to the emerging threat from the coronavirus pandemic. Although Vita partners provided direct services to members of the Stamford community that were exposed to COVID-19, in May 2020 very few of them had access to this vital protective equipment.
Through its PPE initiative, the Vita Partnership provided more than 30,000 surgical and KN-95 masks along with 12,000 disposable nitrile gloves. It accomplished this goal by raising donations enabling it to purchase bulk quantities – as a collective – and either reselling them at cost or donating at no cost them to our community partners.
Below are some features of the unique Vita PPE initiative:
Why: Address the personal protection needs of frontline workers who routinely care for residents experiencing the coronavirus pandemic. The intent is to ensure that those workers are adequately protected to minimize their risk of being exposed to the virus and, most importantly, furthering its spread into the healthy population.