CPS COVID-19 Communications Update
CPS is committed to our members and their COVID-19 pandemic needs. As the majority of PPE and disinfectant supplies are readily available, our vendor partners are no longer providing frequent inventory updates. Therefore, CPS will no longer send a COVID-19 Communication every Thursday, but rather only the Thursdays when there is new and pertinent information regarding PPE supplies, testing, vaccines and pandemic recovery solutions. Watch your inbox on Thursdays!
FDA News Release, March 25, 2021: FDA Warns Consumers Not To Use Durisan Antimicrobial Solutions Recalled Hand Sanitizer Alcohol-Free Due to Microbial Contamination
FDA is warning consumers and health care professionals not to use Durisan Antimicrobial Solutions Hand Sanitizer manufactured by Sanit Technologies LLC doing business as Durisan in Sarasota, Florida, due to microbial contamination. Durisan has voluntarily recalled its hand sanitizer product. Click here for the press release.
Breaking News! Off Allocation – McKesson
McKesson is pleased to announce that the following items are no longer on allocation.
Now Available Abbott BinaxNOW Antigen COVID-19 Testing – McKesson
McKesson now has the Abbott BinaxNOW Antigen COVID-19 tests available. For more information, click here or contact CPS Clinical Programs Manager, Jennifer Kline at 443-542-8318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Omnicare/CVS Update Regarding Supply COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
Plastic Raw Material Update
Companies in the plastics industry are facing higher prices for raw materials due to increase in demand domestically and abroad and due to raw material shortages. Continued inflationary pressures in all major categories are leading to expected additional price increases in all resin related, paper related and chemical categories. Click here for update.
Latex, Vinyl and Nitrile Gloves Are Available – US21, Inc.
US21, Inc. has latex gloves, vinyl gloves and nitrile gloves available in cases of 1,000 (size S, M, L, XL). No bulk buys required. Quickly ships within 2 days! Distribution centers are located in North Carolina, Texas and California. No credit application or letter of participation required. To get started with US21, simply email CPS: Jennifer Kline with your contact information (name, title, company, address, phone number and email). US21, Inc. is a trusted supplier to state and federal programs, such as the Department of State, Department of Defense and some of the largest government contractors. Click here to view the US21 PPE Product Brochure.
PPE Website, 40% Discount on PPE – The Image Group (TIG)
The Image Group is offering CPS members a 40% discount on available PPE, such as masks (KN95, N95, disposable and reusable), disposable face shields, CPE and LDPE gowns, vinyl gloves, hand sanitizer products, disposable hand wipes, and infrared thermometers. Visit https://seniorlivingbrandmagic.com/ to place your order. Enter “CPS” as the discount code and receive the 40% discount. If you have any questions, email email@example.com or phone Amy Butler at 1-888-780-8344.
Sysco Update – There is no new weekly update. View last week’s update: Sysco Week 3-22 UPDATE Low Inventory Report that provides the latest disruptions primarily caused by current or forecasted supplier shortages due to import challenges or an allocation process shift.
Know Your PPE Needs – CDS Burn Rate Calculator
As we continue to manage the COVID-19 cases within the United States and abroad. Senior care operators need to continue to diligently investigate and ensure their PPE supply preparedness. Utilize the CDC PPE Burn Calculator to explore your community’s PPE burn rate to help you better prepare. It appears the recommendation is to have 120 days PPE supply on hand, but your individual needs may fluctuate given your current and future PPE burn rates.
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