Free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Small Business/Non-Profit Organizations
Starting June 17, 2021, the County of San Mateo, in partnership with the San Mateo County Event Center and the San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA), will be distributing a 30-day supply of Personal Protect Equipment for FREE to small business and non-profit organizations.
- Businesses are invited to request a 30-day supply of PPE
- PPE will be distributed starting June 17th at the San Mateo County Event enter through the online pre-ordering system for small businesses in personal care services, food services, lodging and janitorial services (see flyer for more info)
- Priority will be given to businesses located in disadvantaged communities and small businesses with high-touch interactions with the public
How to request a 30-day supply of PPE:
- Review the flyer for more information and to see if your business is eligible
- Complete the online form: https://bit.ly/3uvluHk
- Once your submission has been approved, you will receive an email stating your order is ready for pick up.
- Pick up your PPE order within 48 hours of approval from the San Mateo County Event Center (1346 Saratoga Drive, Gate 7, San Mateo, CA 94403).
Cal/OSHA Adopts Revised Standards -- Face Coverings Still Required After June 15th
The Occupational Safety and Health Board adopted revised standards that are the first update to Cal/OSHA's temporary COVID-19 prevention requirements adopted in November 2020. The changes adopted by the Board phase out physical distancing and make other adjustments to better align with the state's June 15 goal to retire the Blueprint. The revised emergency standards are expected to into effect no later than June 15 if approved, with some provisions going into effect on July 31. Notable revisions include:
- Face Coverings: Fully vaccinated workers without COVID-19 symptoms do not need to wear face coverings in a room where everyone else is fully vaccinated and not showing symptoms. Fully vaccinated and unvaccinated workers without symptoms do not need to wear face coverings outdoors except when working at “outdoor mega events” with over 10,000 attendees, which may include events or theme parks. Indoors, all workers – regardless of vaccination status – will continue to be required to wear a face covering.
- Physical Distancing: When the revised standards take effect, employers can eliminate physical distancing and partitions/barriers for employees working indoors and at outdoor mega events if they provide respirators, such as N95s, to unvaccinated employees for voluntary use. After July 31, physical distancing and barriers are no longer required (except during outbreaks), but employers must provide all unvaccinated employees with N95s for voluntary use.
Review the Department of Industrial Relations press release
for more information.
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