Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (2020). Guidance for Prioritizing and Optimizing use of Personal Protective Equipment in Massachusetts during the COVID-19 Response *.
The states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts have formed a multi-state agreement to develop a regional supply chain initiative to obtain PPE and other medical equipment. The states have agreed to work together to identify the entire region's need for PPE and equipment, aggregate demand among the states, reduce costs of supplies, and stabilize the supply chain. The states developed policies regarding PPE inventory to ensure the region is prepared for a possible second wave of COVID-19. The states also coordinated policies on which supplies may be needed for First Responders and the non-profit and private sectors.