Massachusetts and six other states are banding together to form a regional consortium to jointly find and purchase personal protective equipment, COVID-19 tests, ventilators and other medical equipment, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday.


“While the states will continue to partner with the federal government during this global and national public health crisis, they will also work together to identify the entire region’s needs for these products, aggregate demand among the states, reduce costs and stabilize the supply chain,” Cuomo’s office wrote in a press release announcing the joint effort. “The states will also coordinate policies regarding the inventory of PPE each state’s health care infrastructure should have to be prepared for a possible second wave of COVID-19.”


Source: WBUR