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!

September 24, 2020 Update – CPS Vendor Partners


Thermometer, Masks, Gloves, Hand Sanitizers – Vistar
In addition to Vistar’s normal product offerings of snacks, candy, beverages, and sundries, Vistar now has PPE supplies, such as thermometer, masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. These PPE supplies would make a great addition to a community’s gift shop or marketplace outlet.  Prices include shipping. No minimum order. New accounts welcome.  For more product information, click above link or see the attached document.Please reach out to Chad Coffey, 630-927-0054 or email, for assistance with ordering or accounts.


Cal-Mil Health & Safety Products – Supply America
Through this constantly evolving environment, our vendor Cal-Mil has continued to add new Health & Safety items to their collection. Products to help encourage safe health practices and maintain a comfortable, healthy environment. Barrier shields, modular sanitizer stands, signage, and so much more! Cal-Mil also has 3 NEW hands-free spigot adapters available, suitable for a variety of beverage dispensers. For more information, click above link or see the attached document. Contact Garret Saperstein (CPS) at 561-894-7608 or via email with any questions.


Sysco Updates

CPS Wants To Hear From You!

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic and the reopening of communities, we are looking to evolve our weekly communication and need your feedback.

  • What type(s) of information would you like included within the weekly communication?
  • Is the communication easy-to-read?
  • Can you quickly find information?
  • How would you like the communication delivered to you? Email with attachments, email with links, or you’ll simple visit the website?

Reach out to your dedicated Client Account Manager, or simply e-mail to share your suggestions regarding the communication.

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.

Updated List of Infection Prevention Supplies* (Red indicates status change from previous day’s update.)

  • N95 respirators – On Allocation-Medline; Limited Inventory-Direct Supply, Ferguson and HD Pro; 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; Out of Stock/Backordered –HD Pro
  • Nitrile gloves (all sizes) – On Allocation-Medline, McKesson, Hillyard and Network Services; Limited Inventory-HD Supply and Ferguson; Out of Stock/Backordered – Direct Supply and HD Pro
  • Disposable gowns – On Allocation-Medline and McKesson; Limited inventory – Network Services; Others out of stock
  • Disposable coveralls – On Allocation-Medline and McKesson; Has inventory – HD Pro; Limited Inventory- HD Supply and Network Services; Others out of stock
  • Shoe Covers – On Allocation-Medline; Has inventory – HD Pro; 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 timely, accurate and representative of all CPS supplier partners.

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.

August 27 PRESS RELEASE – COVID-19 Update: FDA Warns Consumers About Hand Sanitizer Packaged in Food and Drink Containers Silver Spring, MD — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about alcohol-based hand sanitizers that are being packaged in containers that may appear as food or drinks and may put consumers at risk of serious injury or death if ingested. The agency has discovered that some hand sanitizers are being packaged in beer cans, children’s food pouches, water bottles, juice bottles and vodka bottles. Additionally, the FDA has found hand sanitizers that contain food flavors, such as chocolate or raspberry. To view the full press release, click here. For the list of hand sanitizers products that FDA should not use, click here.

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.