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Free Face Coverings for Small Businesses

Jun 9, 2020
face masks

While New York City gradually reopens, it’s important for businesses to take precautionary measures and make their spaces safe for their employees and patrons. 

The City of New York will distribute 2 million face coverings citywide to small businesses and their employees as New York City moves toward reopening the local economy. To get these resources to you and your employees, the NYC Department of Small Business Services and NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection are working with business-serving partner organizations throughout the five boroughs.

If you are a small business looking to secure free face coverings for your employees, click here to find a distribution partner located near you. You should contact partner organizations in advance – most organizations have varying hours for pick up. Please note that distribution partners are only able to provide 5 masks per employee. These face coverings are for use by you and your employees, not your clients and customers. 

Additionally, the City has launched a worker hotline. If you have a safety concern about your workplace as you reopen, call 888-SBS-4NYC.

Photo credit: New York City Department of Small Business Services