A new state website will launch tomorrow (May 6) to help small businesses and nonprofits secure personal protective equipment. The Indiana Small Business PPE Marketplace will help employers meet safety guidelines as workers return.
During the governor’s update today, it was announced these items will include face masks and shields and hand sanitizer. These items will be bundled together at this time. Some orders could be partially filled.
Businesses looking to use the PPE marketplace need to meet the following requirements:
1. Registered to do business in Indiana with the Indiana Secretary of State;
2. Have less than 150 associates;
3. Must use PPE to re-open and comply with safe workplace requirement; and
4. Use the marketplace as a back-up resource for securing PPE items.
Indiana will initially fulfill orders at no charge to local businesses. Orders can begin tomorrow, and deliveries are expected to begin Friday.
The latest figures from the Indiana State Department of Health showed the state now has 21,033 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,213 deaths.
The state has also set up its testing registration website for Hoosiers who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have come in close contact with people who have already tested positive.