As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on local businesses throughout southwest Riverside County, one of the most important aspects of keeping the doors open for most local businesses is a mask.
Since virtually all businesses now require patrons to sport a face covering before entering their establishments so the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce recently donated masks to essential businesses within the city.
“We want our local businesses to concentrate on their business and not having to worry about (personal protective equipment),” Tony LoPiccolo, president and CEO of the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce, said.
Joining LoPiccolo to distribute masks Aug. 17-18 were Menifee Mayor Bill Zimmerman, Councilmember Greg August, Mayor Pro Tem Matt Liesemeyer, Councilmember Lesa Sobek and Councilmember Dean Deines.
The group went to a variety of businesses over the two-day span and donated approximately 3,000 nonmedical grade disposable face masks provided by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors to essential businesses in town
Masks were donated to businesses regardless of the business’s affiliation with the Chamber of Commerce.
“We are in unprecedented times and our goal is to assist our business community,” LoPiccolo said.
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