City of Irvine and PPE Unite Launch PPE-Up Mobile Drive-Thru Event

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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The City of Irvine in partnership with PPE Unite announces the launch of the first PPE-Up Mobile Drive-thru event at the Orange County Great Park Saturday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required at ppeunite.org.

This event is a collaboration among the City, PPE Unite, the Greater Irvine Chamber, and local supporting municipalities. It is the latest effort to distribute more than 20 million units of free personal protection equipment to keep local organizations safe as state and local health officials lift COVID-19 restrictions and businesses begin re-opening. 

The Mobile PPE-Up Drive-thru event will provide a free 30-day supply of personal protective gear to all eligible small-business owners and their employees in Orange County. The Irvine event will adhere to all Orange County health, safety, and social distancing guidelines. Attendees are asked to stay in their vehicles the entire time. All registered business will receive supplies on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. 

“The City of Irvine prides itself when it comes to public-private partnerships to support our residents and businesses,” said Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan. “I am excited about our partnership with PPE Unite to help bring much needed PPE for our business community. It's a first step in equipping our businesses for a successful reopening.”

“As OC businesses start opening back up and recovering from the health crisis, it’s more important than ever to have available PPE at their disposal to keep their employees and customers safe. Our goal is to help provide some relief and reduce the financial burdens to their bottom line with the rising cost of these critical supplies,” said Jay Tsao, co-founder of PPE Unite. “Use of PPE help workers feel safer, prevent spreading of illness, and keep their jobs – ultimately, boosting productivity and accelerating community reopening.”  

PPE Unite is a partnership among local, state, and private entities. Its distribution program through mobile drive-thru events help support small business owners and provide them with critical supplies needed to create a safe environment for workers and staff. To date, more than 30,000 small businesses have signed up to receive their free PPE materials. 

This PPE Unite program for the Orange County Region is made possible through a partnership between Logisticom Inc., the Small Business Development Center, the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), the Office of Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), and California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-BIZ).

To register your business for the free PPE-Up Mobile Drive-thru event, visit ppeunite.org.

Category: COVID-19, City of Irvine, Greater Irvine Chamber, Orange County Great Park