The District is making free personal protective equipment starter kits available to D.C. businesses, and the District’s Business Improvement Districts are distributing them.
The kits include items such as hand sanitizers, masks and disinfectants, and are being distributed to help small businesses meet cleaning and PPE protocol guidelines for reopening.
Products include sanitizer made by Republic Restoratives, the Ivy City distiller that has been making sanitizer.
The kits are being made available to businesses authorized to open under the District’s Phase One reopening plan. Supplies are also limited.
“NoMa restaurants and retailers, like many small businesses across the District, have demonstrated their drive, nimbleness and ingenuity since the coronavirus public health crisis began. We hope these PPE starter care packages will provide a one-time boost to help with reopening and are grateful to have reenable to partner with Mayor Bowser to distribute these supplies,” said NoMa Business Improvement District president Robin-Eve Jasper.
Each PPE kit includes thousands of disposable face masks, dozens of locally manufactured hand sanitizer bottles and gallons of cleaning disinfectant.
Mayor Muriel Bowser lifted the District’s stay-at-home order and announced the ReOpen D.C. Phase One on May 29.