Denver small businesses, nonprofits can apply for free PPE kit containing hand sanitizer, masks, more

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-05 19:10:53-05

DENVER – Small businesses and nonprofits that have 25 or fewer employees can start signing up Monday to receive a free kit from the city of Denver that includes hand sanitizer, disinfectant, surgical masks and face shields to protect employees against the novel coronavirus.

Denver businesses or nonprofits that match the criteria can click here to register. The city says that in addition to having 25 or fewer employees, a business or nonprofit must have been operating before March 1 in order to register for the free personal protective equipment.

The city says it has more than 4,000 kits containing one 64 oz. container of hand sanitizer, 40 one-ounce containers of hand sanitizer, one gallon of disinfectant, 100 surgical masks, one non-contact thermometer and 10 face shields.

The city says it hopes to provide the kits “to the smallest and most vulnerable businesses and nonprofits in Denver.”

The Denver City Council last month approved a $1.49 million contract with OraLabs to procure and distribute the materials.

“We are grateful to be able to provide this support to our small businesses and nonprofits in Denver to help them with keeping their employees, customers, and volunteers safe, said Eric Hiraga, Executive Director of Denver Economic Development & Opportunity, “and beyond the kits, we are also providing educational materials to promote the importance and proper use of the PPE.”

The city says the kits will be delivered within 2 to 3 weeks after a business or nonprofit registers, and that PO Boxes will not be accepted as an address.

Click here for more details.