April 21, 2020
Demand has far outpaced supply of health and safety products necessary for healthcare and government organizations to help those impacted by COVID-19. Thousands of Amazon Business customers on the front lines of the pandemic at hospitals, senior living facilities, state and city governments, and federal agencies, reached out to inform us of their supply shortages.
To help play a small part in solving for this, Amazon Business created COVID-19 Supplies to help direct health and safety products, such as facial shields, personal protective equipment (PPE, e.g. N95 masks), digital thermometers, exam gloves, sanitizers and wipes, directly to those organizations.
“As you are aware, supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) are in short supply and having a partner like Amazon Business helps meet the PPE needs of our frontline operators and will enhance our operational effectiveness as we respond to this crisis,” said Robert P. Taylor, Assistant Director, Financial Management, US Department of Homeland Security.
Inventory of these critical supplies is currently very limited. By leveraging our expertise and resources to vet, certify, distribute, and deliver these vital products to organizations delivering medical care and public health services, we hope to alleviate supply shortages as quickly as possible. We designed COVID-19 Supplies as a service for our communities and are waiving all standard referral fees for third-party sellers on products supplied for this effort.
We are hearing from our customers on the front lines every day:
And to our customers on the front lines: thank you for all you do. We’re here to help.
For more information on COVID-19 Supplies visit business.amazon.com/en/covid-19.