ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – As a result of success of this system to offer free private safety tools to small companies in Orange County, officers introduced they plan to develop this system into subsequent week.
The PPE program started on Monday with greater than 11,000 small companies with 40 workers or fewer capable of register to select up a bag of masks and hand sanitizers at six areas all through Orange County.
“It grew to become so in style and we noticed such a worthiness of this effort that we felt a accountability to extend it,” mentioned Danny Banks, Orange County’s director of public security.
Banks mentioned because the week went on, extra companies heard about this system, another excuse why they’re extending it to Tuesday and Wednesday of subsequent week. As an alternative of six areas although, there’ll solely be two pick-up websites situated at Three Factors Elementary College and Orlando Technical School’s Mid-Florida campus.
Not solely is the county extending this system, the county additionally doubled the sum of money to double the quantity of provides for companies. Every enterprise can get 200 masks and 20 bottles of hand sanitizer per location. In line with Banks, by finish of enterprise Friday, the county had distributed 1.75 million masks and 200,000 bottles of hand sanitizer at a price ticket of greater than $three million.
The cash to fund this system got here from the federal CARES Act grant cash Banks mentioned, of which the county acquired $243 million. The county now plans to make use of a few of that cash to get PPE provides out into the neighborhood, to not simply to extra small companies, however to residents as nicely.
“Our objective is to transition to beginning to put this PPE into the palms of residents and residents, not simply small companies. We obtained a method to try this,” Banks mentioned. “We realized Orange County is extra than simply the county, there are municipalities inside Orange County and our intent is to serve them as nicely.”
If you’re a small enterprise simply listening to of the PPE program and in want of provides, you’ll be able to register to select up PPE for subsequent Tuesday or Wednesday, here.
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