Fergus Falls Chamber Coordinating FREE Masks for Businesses
Curbside Pickup Event July 30
In order to assist with compliance of Executive Order 20-81 "Requiring Minnesotans to Wear a Face Covering in Certain Settings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19," the MN Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is providing masks for businesses and selected Chambers of Commerce across the state to distribute 4 million masks.
The Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce invites businesses in Otter Tail County to register for masks for your employees and customers and pick them up at our CURBSIDE PICKUP EVENT on Thursday, July 30 from 10am-2pm. The masks are the paper, disposable variety that fit most adults and there is NO CHARGE for the masks. Pre-registration is required and supplies are limited. This is a one-time distribution from the State of MN. All businesses may reserve masks, both Chamber members and non-member businesses and registration is available on the chamber’s website: http://www.fergusfalls.com/events/details/masks-for-businesses-curbside-pickup-57778.
“We’re geared up to help our businesses however we can,” said Lisa Workman, President of the Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. “Our goal is to make sure our local businesses have what they need to keep their ‘doors open’ and their employees and customers as safe as possible.” Since COVID-19 first hit in March, the Fergus Falls Chamber has been working with chamber members and other businesses assisting with applications for grants and other funding options, hosting webinars for remote workers and Q&A sessions on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as well as keeping the community connected with “Virtual Chamber Café.” “We’re working as hard as everyone in the community has been on keeping our businesses going,” added Workman. “In addition to dozens of individual consultations with businesses, the Chamber injected $50,000 Fergus Bucks into our small businesses in May and we tracked $755,000 of local spending during “Shop, Drop, Eat ‘n Win. Our businesses are grateful for the support and dedication they’ve seen from residents who’ve really taken the ‘shop local’ message to heart.”
Additional PPE supplies (masks, gloves, hand sanitizer etc.) may be purchased from the Otter Tail County online PPE Store. In addition to the Fergus Falls Chamber’s Curbside Pickup Event, businesses throughout Otter Tail County can pick up masks at these locations:
Perham – Chamber of Commerce, email@example.com, 218-346-7710
Battle Lake – City Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, 218-864-0424
New York Mills – City Hall, email@example.com, 218-385-2213
Ottertail – City Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, 218-367-2250
Vergas – City Hall, email@example.com, 218-342-2091
Henning – City Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, 218-583-2402