COVID 19 Updates

CPS is committed to our members and their supply needs. We will provide updates during the COVID-19 outbreak as they are received from our distributor partners who provide supplies identified to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and as provided with the items listed below. Inventories have and will continue to be fluid. Our distributor partners are providing CPS regular updates as it relates to inventory changes (PPE/cleaning/disinfectants) and other supplies impacted as a result of the COVID-19.
CPS COVID-19 communications every Thursday!

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Gown Vendors – CPS COVID-19 20200625
As the inventory of gowns and coveralls continue to be fluid during the COVID-19 pandemic, CPS has developed the attached resource document outlining vendors that provide gowns and/or coveralls. This document will reside here on the CPS website and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

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June 25, 2020 Update– CPS Vendor Partners

FDA Advises Consumers Not To Use Hand Sanitizer Products Manufactured by Eskbiochem
FDA advises consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. Visit the link for complete details: www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-advises-consumers-not-use-hand-sanitizer-products-manufactured-eskbiochem​.

Since the FDA announcement, CPS has been diligently reaching out to our vendor partners to learn if any vendor partner has distributed hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV. At this time, we have not had any vendor partner confirm that they have distributed hand sanitizer by Eskbiochem. The following vendor partners have confirmed that they have NOT distributed any hand sanitizer products by Eskbiochem. As we receive updates from CPS vendor partners, we will update this list.

AscribeRx Neil Pharmacy
CareOne Pharmacy Office Depot
Cintas Omnicare
Ferguson Partners Pharmacy
Forum Pharmacy PCA Pharmacy
Guardian Pharmacy Remedi SeniorCare
HealthDirect Institutional Pharmacy Services Rxperts Pharmacy
HD Supply Staples
McKesson Uvanta Northern Illinois
Medline Uvanta Wisconsin

Please remember if you have purchased hand sanitizer from other vendors, complete your due diligence to ensure your products were not produced by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico.

Clear Barrier Walls for Reception, Visiting, and Office Areas by Display America – Office Depot
Help maintain social distance and physical separation while protecting from splashes and sprays with clear barrier walls. There are endless possibilities and configurations for barrier walls by Display America, visit the catalog. This OD DA Protective Solutions p10 has three examples of clear protective wall solutions and pricing available from Office Depot. If you are looking to learn more about these systems or obtain a custom quote, email Sarah Glazier, Sarah.Glazier@officedepot.com, Office Depot, and copy Tiffany Spooner, spoonertiffany@carepurchasing.com, CPS.

KN95 and N95 Face Masks are Available – Office Depot
Office Depot has FDA certified KN95 masks, see attached flyer for additional details. They also have a N95 Niosh masks available, please contact Sarah for additional details. Order on the Office Depot business website or contact Sarah Glazier at 704-497-4022 or Sarah.Glazier@officedepot.com.

KN95 Mask, 6528612, $37.99 ($3.79 per piece in pack) (10bx)
N95 Mask, 9873715, $95.99 ($4.799 per piece in pack) (20bx)

 

Updated List of Infection Prevention Supplies* (Red indicates status change from previous day’s update.)
  • N95 respirators – On Allocation-Medline; Limited Inventory-Direct Supply and Ferguson; Others out of stock
  • N95 Mask Qualitative Fit Test Kits – On Allocation-Medline; Others out of stock
  • Surgical masks – On Allocation-Medline, McKesson and Hillyard; Limited Inventory-Direct Supply and Ferguson; Others out of stock
  • Disposable face shields – On Allocation-Medline; Limited Inventory-Direct Supply and Ferguson; Hillyard and others out of stock
  • Goggles – On Allocation-Medline and McKesson; Limited Inventory – HD Supply, Direct Supply and Network Services; Hillyard  and others out of stock
  • Vinyl gloves – On Allocation-Medline, McKesson and Hillyard ; Limited Inventory-Ferguson and HD Supply;
  • Nitrile gloves (all sizes) – On Allocation-Medline, McKesson and Hillyard; Limited Inventory-HD Supply, Ferguson and Network Services; Others out of stock
  • Disposable gowns – On Allocation-Medline and McKesson; Ferguson ETA is July; Others out of stock
  • Disposable coveralls – On Allocation-Medline and McKesson; Limited Inventory- HD Supply; Ferguson ETA is August; Others out of stock
  • Bouffant Caps – On Allocation- Direct Supply; Has inventory – Network Services and HD Supply; Out of stock-Medline and McKesson
  • Shoe Covers – On Allocation-Medline; Limited inventory – Network Services, Hillyard and HD Supply; Ferguson ETA is July; Others out of stock
  • Forehead or touch free thermometer – On Allocation-Medline; Inventory Available – Ferguson; Limited Inventory- Direct Supply and HD Supply; Others out of stock
  • Hand sanitizers – On Allocation-Medline and Hillyard; Limited Inventory- Network Services, Direct Supply,  Ferguson and Hillyard; Others out of stock
    • Hand sanitizer stand dispensers – continue to be backordered through May
    • Hand sanitizer wall mount dispensers – On Allocation
  • Cleaning supplies and disinfectants (make sure that the disinfectants are EPA registered) – On Allocation-Medline; Limited Inventory-Network Services, HD Supply, Hillyard, Direct Supply and Ferguson; Others out of stock
  • Biohazard bags – On Allocation-Medline; Has inventory – HD Pro, Network Services and HD Supply; Others out of stock

* CPS is making every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this daily update and/or on the website is the most timeliness, accurate and representative of all CPS supplier partners.

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June 25, 2020 Update – Non-CPS Vendors (Potential COVID-19 Resource Opportunities)*
CPS has obtained information on alternate vendor options you may want to review and consider during these unprecedented COVID-19 times.

  • No new alternate vendors at this time.
  • Please remember if you have purchased hand sanitizer from other vendors that you should complete your due diligence to ensure your products were not produced by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico.

*Although CPS has obtained product and purchasing information from these vendors, CPS does not presently have a group purchasing relationship with these vendors. Up until the time that CPS does, any transactions with this vendor are outside of CPS’s purchasing program.

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Previous CPS COVID -19 Updates

Click the above link to view all of the previous updates.

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Remember – Use Caution! A lot of false “PPE supply opportunities” are being circulated broadly from miscellaneous sources that should be carefully vetted prior to committing to orders or sending/wiring deposits. Many of these “opportunities” offer no true guarantee of supply material, quantity, date of shipment, or date of delivery. CPS continues to work closely with our known distributors to obtain industry intel and chain supply updates.

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CDC and CMS reference information:

Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations-Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
See the May 18, 2020 Memorandum, “Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations for State and Local Officials,” for reopening recommendations.

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/control-recommendations.html

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts-stop-fear.html

www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6908e1.htm

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/preparing-communities.html