Posted On: June 26, 2020
The Volusia County Council’s allocations of $1 million in CARES Act recovery funds for a personal protective equipment initiative is providing local businesses additional resources in their efforts to reopen safely.
As part of the Relaunch Volusia campaign, the county has purchased protective equipment in bulk quantities, which the local chambers of commerce will assemble in to approximately 7,000 supply kits. Kits will include masks, gloves, sanitizer, paper towels and cleaning products.
“This program is a great opportunity for us to partner with stakeholders to best assist our area businesses that are so vital to the economic livelihood of our area,” said the county’s economic development director, Helga van Eckert. “Our hope is that the PPE kits will provide establishments with some of the protective equipment they need to ensure the safety of employees and customers and aid in the development of a resilient community plan to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.”
PPE kits will be distributed through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on dates and locations as follows:
- July 6 –Port Orange South Daytona Chamber, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave.
- July 7 –Daytona Regional Chamber, 126 E. Orange Ave.
- July 8 –115 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach
- July 9 –Ormond Performing Arts Center, 339 U.S. 1; The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
- July 10 –Wayne G. Sanborn Activity & Events Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., Deland
Businesses may receive up to two kits and must prove eligibility with a business card indicating they represent a Volusia County business, as well as sign that they received the product. Businesses may visit any site. For additional information, call 386-248-8048