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Eugene businesses and nonprofits receive free masks, gloves, and more

Businesses must be located in Eugene and have no more than 100 employees.

Posted: Feb 2, 2021 6:38 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Local businesses can pick up free personal protective equipment to help support the fight against COVID-19.

An appointment is required, and you can make that appointment on the city of Eugene website. There are currently 660 appointments that have been made so far.

Each business can pick up a two-month supply as long as supplies last. There are large and medium vinyl gloves, disposable masks and anti-septic wipes.

"We had a lot of people just express how meaningful this is. Right now with the prices of PPE skyrocketing and some supplies are incredibly difficult to get right now," City of Eugene program manager Amy Hartsfield said. 

Hartsfield said they have enough supplies to help 3,000 businesses. The City of Eugene estimates the supplies will run out by March.

Business owners said this effort is helping because they run into face-to-face interactions with others.

"We have a procedure for sanitizing knobs but we didn't have any masks to hand out to people," Eugene business owner Rick Grosscup said.

In order to be eligible, the business must be located in Eugene and headquartered in Oregon. You have to have 100 or fewer employees and an Oregon Business Registry Number or EIN for completing the form online.

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