Small businesses have collected 2,000 Personal Protection Equipment kits from Brevard County Government, and additional supplies have been ordered with additional distribution planned in the near future.

The County exhausted the last 150 kits of PPE supplies on Thursday (Aug. 27) during a distribution event at Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Central Library in Cocoa. An additional 1,800 kits had already been distributed from a County warehouse and through other distribution events held recently and elsewhere in the county. The County’s Purchasing Department is ordering additional supplies with plans in coming weeks to distribute additional kits. The announcement on where and when will be made once the supplies have been received by the County.

The supplies are funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the U.S. Treasury Department. PPE kits that have been distributed included 200 procedure masks, 25 reusable cloth masks, 2 boxes of gloves and 2 bottles of hand sanitizer.

For more information, email ESF7@brevardfl.gov or call (321) 637-6680.

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