California has made it easier for state, county, city governments as well as public school districts to purchase N95 and surgical masks at affordable, low market rates. “From the earliest days of this pandemic, our state sprang into action to build a pipeline of personal protective equipment to keep Californians safe. Amid global shortages and competition, we leveraged our state’s purchasing power to get critical, in-demand equipment like N-95 masks to the Californians who needed it the most,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “In this most intense COVID19 surge yet, we take another bold and uniquely Californian step to help local governments and schools to get the PPE they need. For additional information visit the California Department of General Services at DGS (ca.gov).