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City offering Richmond small business owners PPE supply kits

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 11:03:30-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The City of Richmond is offering city business owners PPE supply kits in an effort to keep employees and customers safe.

Mayor Levar Stoney announced the city has invested $250,000 and will distribute 500 PPE supply kits to small businesses.

“Richmond’s small businesses have prioritized staff and customer health and safety throughout the pandemic,” said Mayor Stoney. “I hope the ongoing support from my administration, whether in the form of PPE kits or recovery grants, shows them just how important they are to this city.”

The kits will include three bottles of spray disinfectant, a gallon jug of disinfectant, a disinfectant wipe dispenser, 1,800 disinfectant wipes, a gallon jug of hand wash, two gallon jugs of hand sanitizer, two boxes of nitrile gloves and 100 masks.

“Nearly a year into this pandemic, the need for PPE is still very real for Richmond businesses,” said Policy Advisor and distribution coordinator Jason Alley. “For the sake of employers, employees and customers alike, safety must always come first.”

The city will distributed the kits outside the 5th Street entrance to the Richmond Convention Center. Pickups are January 11 and 14 from 9-5

Businesses are urged to register ahead of time as those who fail to preregister are not guaranteed a supply kit.

Upon pickup, small businesses must verify that their business is located in the City of Richmond by providing a copy of their business license, receipt of application for a business license, utility bill statement, tax invoice or payment, or other similar documentation that provides a City of Richmond address.

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