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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates PPE: Latest Alternative Resource Information

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is placing an enormous strain on the healthcare supply chain. We at stockd® are dedicated to providing you access to resources and information to keep our online community informed and up to date about PPE products.

Please see below for a list of resources and information related to product shortages and other COVID-19 issues (the “Information”). The content on this page is for informational purposes only and may come from third party sources. COVID-19 guidelines, recommendations and best practices will change as new data and information emerge. We encourage you to independently verify any Information on this site before you rely on it. Check CDC and other government sites for the latest updates and recommendations. 

Guidelines and Conservation Protocols

A. Premier

Recommended Guidelines for Hospitals and Medical Practices during COVID-19
COVID-19 PPE Conservation Protocols
KN95 Mask Frequently Asked Questions


Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment
Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators using Contingency and Crisis Capacity Strategies
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Isolation Gowns

C. Duke Health

Decontamination of N95 Masks

D. Advanced Sterilization Products

Protocol for Reprocessing of N95 Masks


Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease
Personal Protective Equipment Emergency Use Authorizations
FAQs on Shortages of Surgical Masks and Gowns (includes guidance on utilizing KN95 masks)
Emergency Use Authorization to Decontaminate Millions of N95 Respirators

Alternative Production Methodologies

A. Medical Masks

• Billings Clinic: Medical Mask 3D Printing Information
General Dimensions and Suggested Materials for Cone Masks
General Dimensions and Suggested Materials for Surgical Masks

B. Face Shields

• New York Presbyterian: Face Shield 3D Printing Information
General Dimensions and Suggested Materials for Face Shields

C. Hand Sanitizer

• FDA: Compounding Guidance for Licensed Pharmacies

D. Isolation Gowns

General Dimensions and Suggested Materials
Good Enough Gown designed at the Fabrication Lab of Washington State University. Not FDA or CDC approved

COVID-19 Testing

A. FDA Approved Testing for Emergency Use:

• Abbott: ID NOW™ Covid-19 Test
• Mesa Biotech: Accula™ SARS-CoV-2 Test
• Cepheid: Xpert® Xpress SARS-CoV-2 Test
High Complexity Molecular-Based Laboratory Developed Tests
FAQ’s on Diagnostic Testing for SARS-CoV-2


• StatNews: With Ventilators Running Out, Doctors Say the Machines are Overused for COVID-19


Many personal protective equipment (PPE) are regulated by FDA, NIOSH and other authorities. Government regulations restrict the sale, distribution and donation of PPE without proper authorization. While stockd, and its affiliates, including Premier, Inc., are not encouraging the sale or distribution of PPE, etc., made to these specifications, individuals or entities that decide to make PPE for personal use or use in clinical or other settings do so at their own risk. Consult local hospital requirements, clinical guidelines for COVID-19 safety or applicable FDA, CDC, NIOSH or other government agency guidelines for additional information or guidance, etc.

Stockd and its affiliates, are not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of the Information. The Information is being provided for informational purposes and any use of the Information is at the user’s own risk. Stockd is not a health care provider, regulatory agency or manufacturer, and it and its affiliates do not actively monitor or approve any Information on this site and are not responsible or liable for verifying the accuracy of the Information. Stockd and its affiliates provide this Information and these materials on an “as is” basis, with no representations or warranties of any kind, including with respect to accuracy, completeness, quality, non-infringement, or fitness for a particular purpose. No representation is made that the Information is free of the rightful claim of any third person by way of infringement or the like. Any use of the Information in violation of any third-party patent or other intellectual property rights, including without limitation those held by affiliates of stockd, is specifically prohibited.  Violation of patent or other intellectual property rights may result in the imposition of substantial money damages or other civil remedies against you, as well as potential criminal penalties.  Stockd and its affiliates, will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of, or reliance on, any Information made available to you by stockd, or its affiliates, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages. All other rights reserved. By accessing stockd’s websites, including this page, you agree to be bound by the full Terms & Conditions. See the full Terms & Conditions at wcs/shop/en/stockd/terms-conditions.

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