The Sonoma County Medical Association and California Medical Association are continuing to provide PPE directly to medical practices in Sonoma County.
Between July 27 and August 13, CMA and county society staff and over 1,000 volunteers from networks of friends, family, and local schools and universities came together to execute a campaign that had a profound impact on physicians and patients across the state. Nearly 10,000 boxes of PPE were handed out at drive-through distribution events, and more than 6,600 boxes were directly shipped to practices who needed equipment but could not attend their local events.
SCMA's Approximate PPE Distribution Impact:
97 Practice Locations in Sonoma County received PPE from SCMA
Representing: 128 Practice Physicians | 546 Healthcare Employees
Approximate PPE Distributed to date:
50,000 hand sewn face masks
9,000 Face Shields
93,000 N95 Masks
25,000 Surgical Masks
50,000 Exam Gloves
Estimated Local Impact Value: $110,000 of PPE distributed to Sonoma County Physicians, Santa Rosa City Schools, Essential Businesses/Employees
and Homeless Services.
SCMA and MLCMS are continuing to distribute PPE to medical practices using the surplus of supplies remaining after all the distribution events and new supplies that we requested from the State on your behalf.
Here are some brief – but important – points we would like to clarify upfront:
- This program is a “first come – first served” opportunity. Once allocated supplies are exhausted, we will suspend the program. The quicker you respond, the better the chance of receiving your requested PPE.
- While we are not limiting the amount of PPE you can request – each order must be approved by CMA staff. We ask that groups only request a 1-2 month supply.
We are requesting a very modest shipping and handling fee for each individual case shipped. These funds cover the following costs: UPS shipping, handling fees from PRIDE Industries and our ongoing warehousing costs.
Now for some details on how to participate in this continuing program: The attached PPE Relief Order form must be used to secure your PPE order. Please complete the form in its entirety. For practices who need shipments to multiple offices, please complete a separate form for each location. We aim to approve orders within 24 hours once submitted and will inform you via reply email of an anticipated ship date. You the final invoice for minimal shipping costs from CMA. Advance payment is not required.
Yours in health and service,
Wendy Young, Executive Director | 707-620-0808 | firstname.lastname@example.org