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COVID 19

GSI, Downtown Spokane Partnership, Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, INBA, Visit Spokane, and West Plains Chamber of Commerce are committed to working together to support our business community. To receive daily updates about COVID-19 subscribe to our newsletter here. 

OPENTogether Free PPE Pick-up

Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) and Spokane County are once again holding a free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) distribution event to assist Spokane County small businesses and non-profits reduce barriers to reopening and continue operations to keep employees and the public safe. Spokane County again allocated CARES Act funds to purchase the PPE. 

This free distribution event, called OPENTogether, provides small businesses with 49 and fewer employees and non-profits of any size with PPE supplies, including hand sanitizer, disinfecting cleaner, and both disposable and cloth facial coverings. Non-profits are encouraged to secure disposable masks for their volunteers to use to enable continuity of community volunteer support for our region.

REGISTRATION FOR PPE PICK-UP REQUIRED

What: Free Distribution of PPE for Small Businesses and Non-Profits
Location: Spokane County Fairgrounds, 404 N Havana Street, Spokane Valley
Date: Wednesday, September 23 and Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Register: Business with 49 and fewer employees and non-profits of any size must register here prior to pick-up. Small businesses and non-profits must register to secure their allotment of PPE. Participants can select a day to pick up their PPE between 9 am and 4 pm either day; there is no need to arrive early due to concern of running out of supplies. 

Chair of the Spokane County Board of Commissioners, Al French stated, “This second round of PPE distribution is part of our ongoing effort to keep businesses and non-profits in our community providing services to our community. We saw such a need and appreciation for the PPE in our first round, it was clear that a second round would be valued. Businesses and non-profits throughout the region have exhibited their commitment to follow strict guidelines for use of PPE and sanitation practices. Everyone is doing their part to get our economy on its feet again. As a board we will join them on this journey and use every tool at our disposal to help our community recover.” 

“There continues to be great need, especially in our service industry and in non-profits that equip volunteers in their work,” said GSI CEO Alisha Benson. “This investment in the equipment to keep our businesses, non-profits and volunteers safe while serving our community is imperative to our region’s economic recovery.”

For further questions about the OPENTogether distribution, email GSI at ppeinfo@greaterspokane.org.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact: Drew Curry at volunteer@unitedwayspokane.org

 

* Sign Up to Learn More About the City of Spokane Small Business CARES Act Grant Application*
Sign up to apply

The application period for the OPENTogether Small Business & Non-profit grant is now closed. 

  1. All small businesses and non-profits that applied by 11:59 pm on Monday, Aug. 10 will receive an email updating them on the status of their application by the close of business Friday, Sept. 4.
  2. Small businesses and non-profits that applied between Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 5 pm and Friday, Aug. 14 at 5 pm will receive email notification by Wednesday, Sept. 30.
  3. Grant checks will be mailed beginning Friday, September 4 and will continue for at least two weeks. Those that applied between Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 5 pm and Friday, Aug. 14 at 5 pm will begin to receive checks starting Monday, Oct. 5.  
  4. For priority response to questions/inquiries, send an email to grantinfo@greaterspokane.org.
    • You may leave a message at 509-624-1393, however, we anticipate a high volume of calls. Responses to voicemail may be significantly delayed

 


 

Be Safe. Be Open.

Prepare now to open and know the requirements and guidelines for your business.

Spokane Regional Health District Guidance for Return to Work

Statewide Mask Mandate

Employer Contact Tracing Guide 

AWB List of Businesses Eligible to Open Thus Far 

Safe Start Plans and Guidance For ReOpening

Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) Baseline Return to Work Recommendations

Washington Safe Start Checklist

Washington State Coronavirus Response

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) General Requirements and Prevention Ideas for Workplaces and General Workplace Requirements, a Summary

Back-to-Work Toolkit - Joint project led by Madrona Venture group alongside the Seattle Venture Community, Leading Tech,
Retail and Aerospace Companies in the Region and the Seattle Metropolitan and Bellevue Chambers of Commerce.

AWB Small Business Toolkit

PPE Training Videos: Handwashing, Gloves, Masks, Hand Sanitizer 

Which Mask for Which Task   

L&I Workplace Guidelines 

CDC Reopening Guidance



Where do I get PPE and supplies?

These local companies are supplying PPE and supplies for your business.
If you are a local business providing PPE or supplies, contact us to add your business.

Mountain Dog Sign Company - Counter shields, face shields, floor stickers

Proforma - Personal protective equipment, sanitation supplies, gloves, shoe covers, disposable gowns, floor/distancing dots and signage, touchless thermometers

Mojo Print Solutions - Digital thermometers, hand sanitizer, variety of masks and other PPE supplies

Encore Vision - Masks, face shields (shipped orders or local pickup at 7826 N. Market St., Spokane)

Zome Design - Disposable and reusable masks, face shields, neck gaiters, counter shields/splash guards, touchless thermometers, floor decals, signage, gloves, sanitizers 

Inland PPE - Masks, disposable coveralls, face shields, goggles

PPEUSA - Masks, hand sanitizer and a variety of other PPE

Spokane Sunscreen - Counter shields, floor and business entrance decals

AWB Marketplace 
Have PPE or other related supplies to sell? 
Click here to be added as a resource and sell your products statewide!

 FEMA PPE Exchange

Bess International



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InlandBizStrong Sector Survey
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Inland COVID-19 Response
Spokane Regional Health District
WA State Governor
WA State Coronavirus Response
Small Business Guidance
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