Georgia’s Department of Economic Development is surveying local companies that might be able to provide face shields and other urgent medical supplies. Courtesy GDED

State survey asks about local health gear production

The Georgia Department of Economic Development is gathering information regarding the capability of local companies to manufacture, retool or distribute critical medical equipment and supplies to meet coronavirus treatment demand.

The short online survey, at, asks whether manufacturers can help supply ventilators, negative pressure machines, hospital beds, sanitation units, no-touch thermometers, sanitizing wipes and spray, hand sanitizer, shoe covers, gloves, surgical gowns and masks, Tyvek suits, N95 or equivalent masks, safety goggles, face shields, hair covers, purifying machines or any other related assistance.

The survey also asks if the responding business wants to be designated as “essential” in the event of any state shutdowns that would otherwise preclude them from operating. Companies must respond to the survey by March 27.

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