Written by: Melanie Moore
A Mr. Elwood Blues from Baltimore County writes in to ask: “I heard you can help me get free masks for my employees. Is that true?”
A: Hi, Elwood, nice to hear from you. Though you’ve got the gist of the situation, let us clarify for you.
We can design and print custom masks for your company. In fact, in the past year we’ve helped dozens of organizations do just that! (Check out some of our previous masks here).
Are they free though? Well, sort of.
As the Baltimore Business Journal explains, the SBA’s second round of the Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) was signed into law in December and includes additional payment forgiveness for sickness prevention measures.
The Journal clarifies: “The newly covered expenses include, but are not limited to:
Physical barriers such as sneeze guards
An on-site or off-site health-screening capability
PPE [masks], including respirators.”