Personal protective equipment will be available for free to small businesses at two Douglas County locations Monday.

Douglas County will receive 20 pallets of materials, including masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.

These will be given out to small businesses from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday at The News-Review, 345 NE Winchester St., in Roseburg.

A small business protective equipment giveaway will also be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at South Umpqua Rentals, 140 N. Old Pacific Highway, in Myrtle Creek.

The materials are being given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

The PPE giveaway is sponsored by the Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board and Business Oregon.

The Southwestern Workforce Investment Board is a nonprofit organization that serves Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties, investing in workforce skills and family-wage jobs. Business Oregon is the state’s economic development agency.

Reporter Carisa Cegavske can be reached at or 541-957-4213.

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at or 541-957-4213. Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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Good to know, however, did anyone think to ask Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board where the materials were purchased? Where did they come from? Have the been checked for quality? Just things small businesses might want to know...

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