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County to provide businesses with personal protective equipment

By CJ HADDAD - | Sep 16, 2020

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com The county is lending a helping hand to local businesses that are looking for personal protective equipment for staff and customers.

Another round of PPE distribution is planned for Lee County businesses set for next Tuesday where business representatives will receive 200 facemasks and a case of hand sanitizer; limit one per company.

No advance registration is necessary to collect PPE. County staff will ask the person representing the business for the business name, address and EIN number (Employer Identification Number). Only businesses with Lee County addresses will be eligible to receive PPE, according to officials.

The distribution is part of Lee County’s continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is funded through the $134,459,744 received through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES).

The business distribution sites will operate 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weather permitting and while supplies last at each site:

* Sept. 15 to 17 at Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres

* Sept. 22 to 24 at North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way

* Sept. 28 to Sept. 30 at Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.

For more information, visit www.LeeFLCares.com.