Personal Protective Equipment

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clackamas County Emergency Operations Center is providing face coverings to small businesses, community based organizations, and agricultural employers that meet certain criteria. 

For specific criteria and how to request face coverings or other personal protective equipment (PPE), visit Clackamas County.

In addition, those that need/have PPE can visit Business Oregon’s Supply Connector - a  collaborative project to connect businesses and communities with PPE  manufacturers and suppliers to fight the spread of COVID-19 and keep employees safe.

What is personal protective equipment?

Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as "PPE", is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, or coveralls, vests and full body suits.

Disposal of PPE / Exposed Materials for COVID-19

Per Metro and Oregon DEQ, COVID-19 waste (such as used masks) does not require special treatment – this material is categorized as non-infectious and can be disposed of as regular managed solid waste (put in the trash)

  • Oregon DEQ information related to COVID-19 solid waste