COVID-19 Resource Request

For those in need of resources during COVID-19: 

This incident is worldwide and supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are inadequate to meet demand. Therefore, life safety equipment and supplies are only being allocated to life safety operations. This includes but is not limited to items like: N-95s, P100s, surgical and procedure masks, gowns, face shields, etc. 

With this in mind, please understand - if you include these scarce resources in your request and your operations are not deemed as life safety, those critical resources are very unlikely to be filled.

It is imperative that the form below is used only AFTER:

  1. You have demonstrably exhausted all other avenues for acquiring the resources through expanding contracts and all other means available and/or 

  2. You anticipate being out within a week and your suppliers are unable to fill your request within that time period.  

Incomplete resource requests will not be processed. Incomplete requests will be placed in a pending file until the requester can be contacted to obtain complete information. This will DELAY the request from being processed. 

ALL resource requests submitted through the Itasca County require:

  1. A valid point of contact.

    • Email and telephone (a good 24/7 cell number is best), if we cannot contact you to answer questions your order will not be processed.

  2. A complete description of your request. 

    • The more details provided, the less likely we will need to contact you. 

      • Please use plain language and do not assume we understand what you are requesting.  

      • While it is appropriate to include a specific vendor, make, model, or SKU, if that is all you provide and that item is not available, your request will NOT be filled. Therefore please indicate any and all equivalent or substitute items that are acceptable.

      • It is imperative that your request describes your need, purpose and justification along with the end result that you aim to achieve.  This allows us to investigate our ability to circumvent any barriers to your resource request.  

  3. A realistic time frame needed.

  4. The size.

    • If size matters for the item(s) please include it in the request. Small, Medium, Large etc.

Please remember

  • The County does not guarantee that you will receive all or ANY of your items. As stated above, demand currently outstrips supplies. 

  • The County will fill resources based on life safety priority.

  • If your request is not fully filled, our team will contact you to notify you of the amount we were able to allocate, that resource request will then be considered ’closed’. If additional supplies are still needed, you will need to submit another resource request.

  • Our inventory varies. Orders are filled based on the supplies we have on hand. When life safety incidents arise, they are given priority.

  • Agencies who receive resources from the County government should anticipate financial responsibility and may be required to reimburse all or some of the costs.

To complete the Itasca County Resource Request form, click here.  You will need submit one form per item type.