Free personal protective equipment is available to small businesses in Oregon.
Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board have allocated $10 million toward PPE for small businesses. Gloves and masks are available for as long as supplies last.
Businesses with fewer than 50 employees that are headquartered in Oregon with principal operations in Oregon are eligible. Businesses with fewer than 10 employees will receive a box of 200 gloves and 100 masks, with larger businesses receiving up to 500 masks and 800 gloves.
“We want our businesses to be able to operate in the safest manner possible right now so that we can get out of this health crisis, and get them back to full operations,” Brown said in a statement. “Our small businesses are the hardest hit, so we want to help them get the tools they need at no cost to them.”
The Early Learning Division is also providing $1.3 million worth of PPE and cleaning supplies to child care providers in the state that are currently approved to operate.
Businesses and child care providers can access the form to order supplies online at supplyconnector.org/states/oregon/free-ppe.