For the past year, the City of Springfield and the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce have been collaborating for pickup and delivery of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for the Springfield small businesses community. Available items include masks, gloves, various types of sanitizer and touchless thermometers.

Any business of 500 employees or less, currently operating in Springfield, is invited to attend the upcoming PPE Open House. This drop-in event will be held from 3-6 p.m., Wednesday, September 15 at the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, located at 101 South A Street. The Chamber parking lot provides ample parking and the event will be held outside, even so, attendees should plan to bring face coverings as six feet physical distancing is not guaranteed.

Since this effort began, the City is proud to have distributed 109 automatic sanitizer stands, 45,000 masks and nearly 200,000 gloves to the local small business community. Using PPE is a critical tool in curbing the transmission of COVID19. By continuing their use, individuals are communicating care for the health of those around them. City and Chamber staff hopes this limited supply of extra resources might assist our business communities’ ability to meet the ongoing needs of their employees and patrons.

This PPE has been provided by Business Oregon and is meant for business employees and/or patrons, at the discretion of the business. Supplies are not guaranteed or confirmed as medical grade.

When picking up PPE, businesses will be asked to provide a business name, their business’ physical address, and contact information.

For more information, please contact: